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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Cottonwood Fire – FINAL UPDATE – July 10th Mountainair Ranger District

Reported start date / time: July 9, 2022 / 1500 Cause: Lightening strike.        Size: 2 acres Location: 1 mile from Cottonwood trailhead, adjacent to Ojo Peak burn scar, west of FSR 422, Southeast Manzano Mountains – Mountainair Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) Torrance County. Containment: 100% Resources: Firefighters from […]

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New Fire Start on the Mountainair Ranger District: Cottonwood Fire – July 9th

Reported start date / time: July 9, 2022 / 1500 Cause: Lightening strike.        Size: 2 acres Location: 1 mile from Cottonwood trailhead, adjacent to Ojo Peak burn scar, west of FSR 422, Southeast Manzano Mountains – Mountainair Ranger District, Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands (NF & NGs) Torrance County. Containment: 0% Resources: Firefighters from […]

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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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BLM Pecos District lifts fire restrictions across public lands 7/6/22

Effective, July 6, at 8 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management will terminate all fire restrictions enacted by Fire Prevention Order #LLNMP02310-2022-003 on BLM administered public lands within Chaves, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Guadalupe, Quay, and Roosevelt counties. Following recent precipitation that has reduced fire danger in New Mexico, the BLM joins other federal and state agencies […]

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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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SFNF Issues Closure Order for Additional Areas on Jemez Ranger District for Post-Fire Risks

Several Popular Recreation Sites Are Exempt from the Order and Remain Open SANTA FE, NM – July 1, 2022 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today issued an additional closure order to protect public health and safety in the event of potential post-fire impacts from the Cerro Pelado Fire, including debris flow and flash […]

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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires July 1, 2022, Daily Update

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 986| 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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BLM Las Cruces District lifts fire restrictions 7/1/22 

Effective July 1, 2022, at 8 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management will terminate all fire restrictions enacted by Fire Prevention Order #NMLC00000-22-01 on BLM administered public lands within Doña Ana, Otero, Luna, Sierra, Grant and Hidalgo counties. Following recent precipitation that has reduced fire danger in New Mexico, the BLM joins other federal agencies in […]

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BLM Farmington District lifts fire restrictions

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will terminate fire restrictions enacted by Fire Prevention Order #NMF00000-22-01 on BLM-administered public lands within Colfax, Harding, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos and Union counties at 8 a.m. on July 1.  The BLM joins other federal agencies in lifting fire restrictions […]

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