Cerro Pelado Fire Update – June 3, 2022

JEMEZ SPRINGS, NM – June 3, 2022 – Firefighters will continue working south of NM Hwy 4 to reinforce containment fire lines and extinguish any remaining heat. Peralta Canyon remains the only area with active fire edge, and firefighters will focus on the final containment of that area. Initial attack firefighters are working with suppression repair while remaining ready to respond to any new fires in the area. As containment of the fire increases, the fire organization will begin to size down while continuing to be vigilant in monitoring conditions around the fire. This will be the final daily update unless significant changes occur on the fire.

Start date:  April 22, 2022.  Location:  7 miles east of Jemez Springs, NM

Size:  45,605 acres.  Percent Contained:  95%  Cause: Unknown

Resources:  2 type 2 hand crews, 8 engines, 4 water tenders, 1 rapid extraction module, 1 grader.          

Total personnel: 93

Restrictions/Closures:  The Santa Fe National Forest has implemented a forest closure due to the extreme fire danger. Stage 2 and stage 3 restrictions remain in effect for the Santa Fe National Forest, which prohibits entry into the forest without proper permits, prohibits all campfires and other hazardous activities. Due to ongoing fire threats, Sandoval County will not issue burn permits. Stage 3 fire restrictions are in effect for Pueblo de Cochiti and Los Alamos.

BAER Information: The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Burned Area Emergency Response team continues assessment of National Forest System (NFS) lands impacted by the Cerro Pelado Fire. Information can be found on the Cerro Pelado Post-Fire BAER assessment Inciweb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8118/.

Safety: The health and safety of firefighters and the public are always the first priority. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website. The Forest Stewards Guild offers a HEPA Filter Loan Program that are available on a first come/first served basis. Additional information on air filters and the HEPA loan program is posted at http://www.santafefireshed.org/hepa-filter-loan-program#smokeanchor3.

Air Quality: Information on air quality is at New Mexico Department of Health Environmental Public Health Tracking: https://nmtracking.org/fire, and an interactive smoke map is available at https://fire.airnow.gov.

NO DRONE ZONE! Unauthorized use of unmanned aircraft (also known as “drones”) in a fire area endangers the lives of pilots and firefighters and is strictly forbidden. Never fly unmanned aircraft over or near a wildfire whether there is a TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) in effect or not. Visit https://www.nifc.gov/drones and Know Before You Go for more information on drones and wildfires.

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