Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires July 4, 2022, Daily Update

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 725| 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):  As weather conditions allow, firefighters continue with suppression operations by repairing fences, chipping brush, leveling parking areas used by fire vehicles and equipment, and removing debris from roadways and waterways around Mora, Holman, Guadalupita, Chacon, along NM Highways 518 and 434 corridors, and other areas. Firefighters are also creating documentation of needed repair information for future operations. Firefighters assigned to the incident are available to respond to any new fire starts within the north zone fire area. Fire resources will continue to be released from the incident due to the reduction in fire activity.

South Zone (GBIMT7): Minimal rain allowed for a productive day as resources on the west side of the fire continued to repair hand and dozer line. Excavators in the southern portion of the fire area remain busy repairing dozer line. In the east, a 20-person hand crew along with various other overhead positions are working to scout, validate, approve, and repair areas that have been identified through the ‘Suppression Repair Form.’ Personnel continue to scout areas across the fire and will work on repair when safe to access.

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, although to a lesser extent than in recent days. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible each day this week. The overall threat for widespread flooding and debris flow remains low, but would increase greatly should a strong, slow moving storm move 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/. NM State EOC: 1-800-432 2080.

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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