Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires July 3, 2022, Daily Update

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 727 | 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 A Community Meeting on Tuesday, July 5, at 6 p.m. will be livestreamed on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak.  Closure orders remain in place on the Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest as firefighters continue to work on suppression repair across the entire fire area.  Fire containment remains at 93% because a western section of the fire located in the Pecos Wilderness is too rugged and steep to be accessible. 

North Zone (SWIMT3):   Firefighters in the Pot Creek area continue constructing rolling dips on Forest Road 418 to prevent soil erosion. Suppression repair work, including chipping brush, repairing cut fences, leveling areas where equipment was parked, and constructing runoff water bars, continues around Mora, Holman, Guadalupita, Chacon, along NM Highways 518 and 434 corridors, and other areas.  A repair group comprised of three hand crews, engines, and heavy equipment continue to clean debris from culverts and drainage ditches. Firefighters assigned to the incident are available to respond to any new fire starts within the north zone fire area.

South Zone (GBIMT7): Yesterday, crews were able to access and repair dozer line on the southwest corner of the fire. Excavators continue to repair and rehabilitate dozer line on the southern portion of the fire. Resources were able to repair dozer line near Chavez Trail. Weather is preventing access to the higher elevations. Due to current and predicted weather, fire managers are working to shift resources to the eastern portion of the fire to focus on suppression repair on private land.

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 remain in place over the area through much of the upcoming week. The best opportunity for widespread showers and thunderstorms is today, but isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible each day. The overall threat for widespread flooding and debris flow will be low but increases significantly if a strong, slow-moving storm moves over a high-severity burn scar area.

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 | Carson NF

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