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Cooks Peak Fire Daily Update – 5/4/2022

Containment Increases  Red Flag Warnings Continue  Update 5/04/2022  Acres: 59,359 acres (based on infrared flight)Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NMContainment: 89%Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022Cause: Human, under investigationFuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Fire Update: Yesterday, the Cooks Peak Fire experienced another day of Red Flag conditions, […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update – 5/3/2022

Containment Increases  Windy, Dry Trend Continues; Red Flag Warning Today  Update 5/03/2022  Acres: 59,359 acres (based on Infrared Flight) Containment: 72% Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM    Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Cause: Human, under investigation Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass  Fire Update: Yesterday, Red Flag conditions persisted due […]

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Cooks Peak Fire – Evacuation Update (Effective 5PM on 5/2/2022)

Colfax County Sheriff’s Office – Evacuation Update for Cooks Peak Fire 5/2/2022Effective at 5:00 P.M. in on the Cooks Peak Fire, Colfax County Sheriff’s Office in consultation with Colfax County Emergency Management is placing the following communities in READY Evacuation status: – Philmont Scout Ranch Head Quarters The following communities in SET Evacuation status:– Rayado– Sweetwater– Sunnyside– Philmont Scout […]

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Cooks Peak Daily Update – 5/2/2022

Red Flag Warning Again Today Update 5/02/2022 Acres: 59,065 acres Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NMContainment: 69%Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022Cause: Human, under investigationFuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Fire Update: Yesterday, Firefighters, again, contended with Red Flag conditions due to high winds and low humidity. Areas […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Daily Update – 5/1/2022

Containment increases   Critical fire weather returns Sunday    Update 5/01/2022  Acres: 59,063 acres Containment: 69%  Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM   Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Cause: Human, under investigation Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass  Current Evacuations for Mora and Colfax Counties:  There are no changes to the evacuation status. […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Morning Update – 4/30/2022

Containment increases Winds ease Saturday, critical fire weather returns SundayMorning Update 4/30/2022 Acres: 56,276 acres Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NMContainment: 56%Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022Cause: Human, under investigationFuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Current Evacuations for Mora and Colfax Counties:  Colfax County – As of 6:00 p.m., Friday, […]

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Cooks Peak Fire – Evacuation Update (effective 6:00 pm 4/29/2022)

The Colfax County Sheriff’s Office released an evacuation update for the Cooks Peak Fire at 8:33 pm on 4/29/2022. Effective at 6:00 PM on the Cooks Peak Fire, Colfax County Sheriff’s Office in consultation with Colfax County Emergency Management is placing the following communities in READY Evacuation status: Miami Philmont Scout Ranch Head Quarters The […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Morning Update – 4/29/2022

Red Flag Conditions Indicate Critical Fire Weather TodayMorning Update 4/29/2022 Acres: 55,978 acres Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NMContainment: 54%Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022Cause: Human, under investigationFuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Current Evacuations for Mora and Colfax Counties:  Colfax County – GO– Sweetwater, Rayado, and Sunnyside – remain […]

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Cooks Peak Fire – Extreme Fire Weather Expected (4/29)

Extreme Fire Weather is expected today. SW IMT 5 anticipates the POTENTIAL for increased fire activity on the Cooks Peak Fire.  Other risks associated with the fire area include uprooted or snapped trees, downed power lines and blowing ash and dust.  These risks will hinder the firefighting operations and create safety concerns for wildland fire crews.  […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Alert: Extreme weather and fire behavior expected Friday and Saturday (4/29 – 4/30).

Alert: Extreme weather and fire behavior expected Friday and Saturday (4/29 – 4/30).  A Red Flag Warning and High Wind Warning is in effect for Friday over the Cooks Peak fire. This will be a dangerous fire weather day with extreme fire weather conditions. Sustained winds of 25-40 mph with gusts around 50 mph are […]

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Cooks Peak Fire – Air Quality Alert (4/28 – 4/29)

Air Quality Alert for Mora County – through Friday afternoon – …AIR QUALITY ALERT… The following message is transmitted at the request of the New Mexico Departments of Health and Environment. * WHAT…Smoke from several large wildfires burning over northern New Mexico will be transported to the north and northeast through early Wednesday afternoon. Reduced […]

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Cooks Peak Fire – Morning Update (4/28/2022)

Firefighters continue building line to increase containment Active fire behavior will continue as high winds return and temperatures increase  Morning Update 4/28/2022 Acres: 55,886 acres Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NMContainment: 34%Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022Cause: Human, under investigationFuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Current Evacuations for Mora and […]

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