Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires June 20, 2022, Daily Update

Acres: 341,471| Containment: 72% | Total personnel: 2,519| Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon | Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass

Highlights: Monsoonal moisture continues to move across the fire area, moderating fire activity but posing the risk of flash floods and debris flow in areas that have been destabilized by fire activity. An interactive flood risk map can be found at www.tinyurl.com/calfcanyonfloodmap. Debris flows are different from normal flash floods due to the amount of rock, ash, and other debris loosened within recent fire scars. Several areas within the fire perimeter are at high risk for flash flooding and debris flow. Be aware of your surroundings and watch for weather and flood alerts.


North Zone (SWIMT1): Today’s forecast calls for continued rain over the fire area.  With the moisture, the team will evaluate the ability to continue contingency line and suppression repair activities in a safe manner and conduct actions when appropriate.  As smoldering and creeping fire will persist, especially in the large heavy fuels, the rapid response task force remains in place ready to respond to potential initial attack or in the event of a flash flood/debris flow.

South Zone (SWIMT5): Fire behavior was minimal yesterday due to higher humidity and rain in the area, and no changes are expected today as larger logs and dead standing trees continue to smolder. Operations will continue to be limited as moisture is expected throughout the week. Crews will be moving heavy equipment into areas to stage or release depending on the needs for the fire. Some equipment may remain in place to prevent damage to wet roads. The team continues to monitor changing weather conditions and plan for what may come next. Residents in San Miguel County can sign up for text message notifications by texting SMCNOTIFY to 67283 for evacuation and other important information.

Evacuations: For updated evacuation information from the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires: www.tinyurl.com/hermitspeak. The Ready, Set, Go evacuation guide is available in English and Spanish here: https://tinyurl.com/RSGNM. For disaster assistance resources, visit: https://www.nmdhsem.org/2022-wildfires/.

Weather: Fire weather conditions will remain moderated but minimum relative humidity values will be about 10 to 15 percent lower than yesterday. Additional showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop by late morning and continue through the afternoon and evening hours. Precipitation will be widely scattered and not all areas will receive wetting rain.

Closures and Restrictions: All National Forests in New Mexico have closures or restrictions in place due to extreme fire danger. To learn more about these closures and restrictions, visit: https://tinyurl.com/bdy5y99r. Information related to fire restrictions across public and private land can be found at: https://nmfireinfo.com/fire-restrictions/.

After Fire Flooding and Recovery Resources: Interactive flood and debris flow map: www.tinyurl.com/hermitspeak After Wildfire New Mexico guide: https://www.afterwildfirenm.org/ | Hermits Peak & Calf Canyon Fire Burned Area Emergency Response information https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8104/.

Suppression Repair Property Survey: Land owners within the fire area can complete this survey for assistance with suppression repair on their property: https://www.tinyurl.com/suppressionrepair

Smoke: An interactive smoke map at fire.airnow.gov/ allows you to zoom into your area to see the latest smoke conditions.

Fire Information: Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Phone: 505-356-2636 | Email: 2022.hermitspeak@firenet.gov

Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8069/ | https://www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak| nmfireinfo.com |tinyurl.com/HermitsYouTube | Santa Fe NF |


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