Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires June 28, 2022, Daily Update

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 1,215| 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: Fire personnel numbers will continue to decrease daily because resources are being released due to the decrease in fire activity. The Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest remains closed as firefighters continue to work on suppression repair across the entire fire area. A recording of last night’s Community Meeting is available at: www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak.

North Zone (SWIMT3): The entire northern zone of the fire has received an inch or more of rainfall from the recent storms. The uncontained western side of the fire has not had any movement for several days thanks to the moisture. Firefighters continue fire suppression repair work in Mora, Holman, Guadalupita, Chacon, along the NM Highway 518 and 434 corridors, and in other areas as well. A rapid response crew continues to make sandbags and can assist with post-flood support by removing debris from waterways. Saturated roadways are preventing firefighters from accessing areas of the fire, impacting some repair work, and have delayed the removal of heavy equipment from within the contained fire areas. Firefighters will continue to assist with any new fire starts in the temporary flight restriction area of the fire. 

South Zone (GBIMT7): The Great Basin Type 2 Incident Management Team 7 took command of the southern zone of the fire at 7:00 a.m. this morning. Resources are still unable to access higher elevation areas due to recent rains and soil conditions. Going forward, crews will be focusing on the lower elevation repair efforts, including fixing fences and culverts that were damaged and dozer line that was built during the suppression of the fire on public and private lands.

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: Drier air will continue to move into the region over the next few days, but isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms remain possible. Temperatures will continue to warm through Thursday. The next opportunity for more widespread precipitation will come Friday and may persist into the weekend.

Closures and Restrictions: The Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires closure orders covering the Pecos/Las Vegas District of the Santa Fe National Forest and Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest remain 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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