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Cooks Peak Fire Final Update Friday, May 13, 2022

Fire Update:  The Cooks Peak Fire is expected to be 100% contained by this evening, Friday, May 13.  The Type 3 Incident Management Team that has been managing the fire will transition to a local Type 4 organization.  Most resources will be demobilized following this week’s wind events but approximately 20 firefighters will continue to […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Fire Update:  A Red Flag Warning is forecasted today until 9pm and Thursday from 9am-8pm.  Afternoon winds are expected to be 20-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.   Thursday, humidity is forecasted to be in the single digits and winds 15-30mph with gusts around 40mph.  Despite the strong winds and dry conditions, Cooks Peak […]

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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: Fire Resource Hotline 1-800-432-2080 for fire consequence resources or sheltering needs. NM Roads – Official Road Status for the State of NM (road closures, etc.) Map of Wildfires in NM (zoom into specific […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Update Monday, May 9, 2022

Email: 2022.cookspeak@firenet.gov Phone Line: 505-357-0683; Hours: 8 am – 5 pm Fire Update:  A Red Flag Warning is forecasted today until 9pm due to dry weather and high winds. The forecast calls for sustained winds of 25-40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.  Another Red Flag Warning is predicted tomorrow from 11am-9pm. Containment has […]

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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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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Wildfire season is here. Pack a go bag and keep it near!

With the 2022 wildfire season off to an early start in New Mexico, it is vital to have an emergency kit and an evacuation plan in place for you and your family. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The May message from a partnership […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Evacuation Update 4/21 – 6pm

As of 6:00 p.m., the evacuation status for the Colfax County communities of for Rayado, Sunny Side, Miami, Sweet Water, and the Philmont Scout Ranch to the headquarters is moved to Set. The town of Cimarron moves to Ready! status. The status upgrades are necessary due to current fire behavior and predicted weather, verified by […]

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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year Round: Prepare for Flames and Sparks Before Wildfire Season

With wildfire season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare your home and yard for wildfire. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The April message from the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, Fire Adapted New Mexico learning network (FACNM) […]

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Minimize the Impact

Is your community prepared for wildfire? Proactive communities play a key role in minimizing the impact of wildfire. Become fire-adapted by taking steps now to prepare. Learn more at FACNM.org, FireAdaptedCommunitiesVideo, FirewiseUSA®-NewMexico #FireAdaptedNM #FirewiseUSA #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek 

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SW Wildfire Awareness Week: Prevent Campfire Escapes

Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals. If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir and repeat until cold! Campfire Safety (NMFireInfo.com) and Smokey Bear (smokeybear.com). #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear 

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Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round: Prune Your Trees for Those Hotter Degrees!!

Recognizing that longer, more extreme fire seasons are likely to continue, preparing our homes, properties, and communities for wildfire is more important than ever. The 2022 Wildfire Preparedness is Year-Round campaign provides monthly wildfire preparedness tasks that follow the changing seasons. The February message from the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, and partners at […]

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Recorded Sessions Now Available: NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit 2021

If you missed this year’s virtual NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit (Summit), you can view the recorded sessions and presentations from the speakers on the NM Counties website at https://www.nmcounties.org/resources/. The Summit is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management NM in partnership with NM Counties and an organizing committee of agency and non-profit representatives […]

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Santa Fe County Seeking Input on Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

The Santa Fe County Fire Department is developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) update and is looking for your input.  Due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of Covid-19, the County has chosen to use an interactive website, or story map, as the primary tool to share information and gather input for […]

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NM Wildland Urban Virtual Fire Summit – Call for Presentations

The New Mexico Wildland Urban Fire Virtual Summit planning committee is soliciting presentations for the upcoming summit to be held October 22-23, 2020. This year’s theme is “All Lands, All Neighbors (for wildfire resilience.” If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email awebb@nmcounties.org for more information on how to submit a proposal.  The […]

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Ojo de los Casos Fire Receives More Rain – Final Update

Location: Manzano Mountains Cause: Human Percent Contained: 100% Date Reported: 7/8/2020 Size: 180 acres Fuel: Ponderosa pine, Slash   July 17, 2020 Update   Mountainair, NM – For Immediate Release – Steady rains fell over the Ojo de los Casos fire yesterday evening and night.  The fire, which has been burning in the Manzano Mountains since July […]

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