Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires June 25, 2022, Daily Update

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 78% | Total personnel: 1,423| 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: The entire Camino Real Ranger District and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will remain closed as firefighters continue to work on the fire and post-fire flooding issues. Last night’s community meeting recording is available at: www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak. The next community meeting will be livestreamed on Facebook, Monday, June 27 at 6 p.m.   

North Zone (SWIMT3): Firefighters continue to work within the fire area by chipping vegetation, fixing fences, removing wood to be distributed later, and collecting equipment no longer needed. In Chacon, firefighters have installed a culvert to assist with forecasted rains. Firefighters are moving heavy equipment out of Holman and Cleveland due to the expected weather. Resource numbers will continue to fluctuate as firefighters time out and resources are released to other incidents

South Zone (SWIMT5): Yesterday, an aerial infrared flight detected no heat around the fire perimeter, with only a few isolated interior heat sources remaining on the western flank in the Pecos Wilderness. There was smoldering in a few pockets where large logs continue to burn to ash. Crews were able to complete additional suppression repair work during the break from thunderstorms and rain. The containment percentage increased on the existing fireline in the Hamilton Mesa area. Crews assisted our state and federal partners by rescuing 183 Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout from a waterway within the burn area. There is potential this weekend for intense thunderstorms and widespread rain showers with the potential for flash flooding. Today, crews will monitor and assess conditions while continuing suppression repair and moving equipment before the expected weather arrives.

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: Monsoonal moisture will combine with a cold front moving across the area to generate showers and thunderstorms beginning Saturday afternoon. Precipitation, moderate to heavy at times, will continue off and on through Sunday and into Monday. Flooding is possible  

Closures and Restrictions: The Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires closure order covering the Pecos/Las Vegas District of the Santa Fe National Forest and Camino Rael Ranger District of the Carson National Forest remains in place. 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: 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: 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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