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Black Fire Daily Update – May 20, 2022

Crews Construct Fire Line as Red Flag Warning Continues on Black Fire  Community meeting scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. in Truth or Consequences  Daily Update 5/20/2022  Acres: 104,969 acres Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Containment: 0% Personnel:  475  Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Cause: Human caused, under investigation Fuels: Timber and tall grass   Announcement: The […]

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Black Fire Community Meeting Tonight – May 20, 2022

The public is invited to the community meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Ralph Edward Civic Center, 400 West 4th St, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901. It will also be live-streamed on the Gila National Forest Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GilaNForest. Please note: You do not need a Facebook account to view the meeting. ASL […]

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Black Fire Daily Update – May 19, 2022

Active Fire Behavior Continues Across the Black Fire with Red Flag Warning IssuedCommunity meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday in Truth or ConsequencesDaily Update 5/19/2022 Acres: 93,014 acres (Infrared flight Wednesday night) Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences Containment: 0% Personnel:  450  Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Fuels: Timber and tall grass   Announcement: […]

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Black Fire Daily Update – May 18, 2022

Public Line: 575-249-1264 Media: 575-249-1294 Hours: 8 am – 8 pm Email: 2022.black@firenet.gov Type 2 Incident Management Team Takes Command of Black Fire Daily Update 5/18/2022 Acres: 77,529 acres (Infrared flight Tuesday night)Location: 24 miles north of MimbresContainment: 0%Personnel:  Over 250, including crews, engines, and support personnel Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022Cause: Unknown, under investigationFuels: timber, tall grass  Overview: The Southwest Area Incident Management […]

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Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones

There have been multiple aircraft incursions, including drones, planes, and helicopters, on the wildfires burning in Northern New Mexico over the past several weeks. The most recent incidents took place on May 14th and 15th, 2022, on the Cerro Pelado Fire in the Jemez Mountains. We can’t stress enough how dangerous drones and other private […]

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NM Fire Information Resources

A list of official fire information resources for large wildfire incidents in New Mexico NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: NM Roads – Official Road Status for the State of NM (road closures, etc.) Map of Wildfires in NM (zoom into specific fires) To contact a specific incident, follow the link below: Additional […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update-5/8/22

Phone Line: 505-357-0683; Hours: 8 am – 5 pm Email: 2022.cookspeak@firenet.gov Acres: 59,359 acres   Containment: 97% Cause: Human, under investigation Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM Fire Update:  Throughout the fire, smoke may be […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update – Saturday May 7, 2022

Email: 2022.cookspeak@firenet.gov  Cooks Peak Fire Update  Update 5/07/2022  Acres: 59,359 acres   Containment: 97%  Cause: Human, under investigation  Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass   Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM  Fire Update:  Today, increasing wind, higher temperatures and lower air moisture will contribute to pockets […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update: Morning-5/6/22

Acres: 59,359 acres  Containment: 97% Cause: Human, under investigation Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM A Type 3 Incident Management Team took command of the Cooks Peak fire at 5 p.m., Thursday 5 May 2022.  […]

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Colfax County Evacuation Update for Cooks Peak Fire 5/5/22 at 5pm

Effective at 5pm on the Cooks Peak Fire, Colfax County Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with Colfax County Emergency Management, is removing all communities OFF Evacuation status. The containment of the Cooks Peak Fire is at 97% with 59,359 acres burned. The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 will transfer command to a Type 3 team […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update – 5/5/2022

Cooks Peak Fire Containment Increases Update 5/05/2022  Acres: 59,359 acres (based on infrared flight)Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NMContainment: 97%Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022Cause: Human, under investigationFuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass This will be the FINAL DAILY UPDATE from Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 […]

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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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