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Containment increases as crews contend with wet conditions

Correction to the Daily Update for Friday, July 29. In the Operations section about the middle of the paragraph. (it is not NM Highway 240) – sentence should read: Crews completed excavator work near NM Highway 63 toward Grass Mountain and will continue north once conditions begin to dry out. July 29, 2022 – Calf […]

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Thunderstorms and flash flood warnings delay suppression repair efforts as crews remain vigilant and ready to work when conditions permit

July 27, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 581| 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: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | Fuels: […]

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Monsoonal weather and flash flood potential persist as crews continue suppression repair efforts when feasible

July 25, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update  Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 681| 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: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | Fuels: […]

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Suppression repair progress interrupted by rain and flooding

July 22, 2022 – Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 654| 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: 12 miles NW of Las […]

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Firefighters are mending fences, roads, and relationships

July 20, 2022 – Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 667| 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: 12 miles NW of Las […]

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CERRO PELADO POST-FIRE BAER ASSESSMENT SUMMARY RELEASED

Cathleen Thompson — BAER Information Officer Cell: (707) 853-4243 – Email: cathleen.thompson@usda.gov Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) completed its BAER post-fire assessment of the Cerro Pelado burned area and affected watersheds to determine their response, soil conditions, potential threats, and recommended BAER emergency stabilization measures and actions on National Forest System […]

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Additional crews arrive to bolster suppression repair efforts

July 18, 2022 – Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 656| 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: 12 miles NW of Las […]

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Monsoons Bring Lightning-Caused Fire Starts Across SFNF, Including Santa Fe’s Atalaya Mountain

SANTA FE, NM – July 16, 2022 – A lightning-caused fire start on the east slope of Atalaya Mountain was one of five natural ignitions on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) yesterday, an indication that the 2022 wildfire season is not over yet. The monsoonal weather patterns that bring much-needed moisture also bring lightning, […]

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Firefighters collaborate with local communities on suppression repair

July 15, 2022 – Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 396 | 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: 12 miles NW of […]

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Firefighters prioritize suppression repair on private lands

July 13, 2022 – Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire Update Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 323| 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: 12 miles NW of Las […]

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Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4assumes command of Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires

Update for July 12, 2022 Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 308| 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: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM | Fuels: Heavy mixed […]

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High Risk of Flash Flooding in Hermits Peakand Calf Canyon Burned Area

SANTA FE, NM – July 11, 2022 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) urges communities and landowners in proximity to the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon burn scar to closely monitor alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Albuquerque this week as a back door cold front brings erratic monsoonal moisture and potential […]

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Forest Stewards Youth Corps Hiring Fire and Fuels Positions for Fall Program

Successful Candidates Will Work on National Forests, Jemez Pueblo SANTA FE, NM – July 8, 2022 –The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is sharing an opportunity for young adults interested in a career in wildland fire. The Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) is recruiting for its fall fire and fuels season, which gives successful applicants […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon FiresJuly 8, 2022, Update

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 391|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: near Gallinas Canyon | Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass Highlights: The Hermits Peak […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires July 6, 2022, Update

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 556| 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: On […]

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SFNF Implements New Closure Order for Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire Area

Pecos Canyon and Gallinas Canyon Corridors Remain Closed SANTA FE, NM – July 5, 2022 – A new closure order that goes into effect today at 8 a.m. reopens some areas on the west side of the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District that were closed under an earlier order, which terminates today, that restricted access to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires July 2, 2022, Daily Update

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 890| 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 […]

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PHASE III HERMITS PEAK-CALF CANYON POST-FIRE BAER SOIL BURN SEVERITY MAP RELEASED

BAER team specialists completed data gathering and analysis for Phase III of the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon (HPCC) burned area on June 29, 2022. The soil burn severity (SBS) map analyzes 40,150 acres for the Pecos River, and portions of Cow Creek and Gonzales Arroyo-Pecos watersheds. The map and the data display SBS categories of unburned/very […]

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