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Cooks Peak Fire – New Start Confirmed (4/28/2022)

We have confirmed a new start on the southeast side the Cooks Peak Fire. The fire is burning in a single tree and initial attack firefighters are currently responding. The smoke is visible from NM HWY 120 just west of mile marker 21.

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Cooks Peak Fire Morning Update – 4/27/2022

Firefighters continue work to increase containment  Active fire behavior will continue as high winds return and temperatures increase   Morning Update 4/27/2022 Acres: 55,172 acres Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NMContainment: 33%Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022Cause: Human, under investigationFuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Current Evacuations for Mora […]

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Cooks Peak Fire – Firing Operations Underway (4/26/2022)

Announcement: Cooks Peak firefighters are conducting firing operations to secure unburned fuel pockets near the Colfax/Mora County line along the west side of Highway 21. Increased smoke and fire activity may be visible.

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Cooks Peak Fire Morning Update – 4/26/2022

Firefighters continue to make progress with containment Fire behavior will moderate today with arrival of snow, but remains active Morning Update 4/26/2022 Acres: 54,021 acres Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM Containment: 18% Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Morning Update – 4/25/2022

Cooks Peak Fire community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight Fire behavior will moderate today with arrival of snow, but remains active Morning Update 4/25/2022 Acres: 51,982 acres Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM Containment: 9% Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Fuels: ponderosa […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Afternoon Update – 4/24/2022

Evacuation Status Change, & Community Meeting Announcement For Cooks Peak Fire Noon Update 4/24/2022 Acres: 51,982 acres (Infrared Flight last night) Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM Containment: 0% Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass Announcement:  At […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Morning Update – 4/24/2022

Wind gradually subsiding as additional firefighting resources arrive on scene   Active fire behavior will continue  Morning Update 4/24/2022  Acres: 51,982 acres (Infraed Flight last night) Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM Containment: 0%  Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass  After days […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Morning Update – 4/23/2022

Additional evacuations Ordered, another windy day expectedand wind direction shifting Morning Update 4/23/2022 Acres: 48,672 (Infrared Flight last night)Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NMContainment: 0%Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022Cause: Unknown, under investigationFuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass A strong cold front is moving across northern New […]

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Cooks Peak Fire Afternoon Update (4/22/2022)

Strong winds Hampering Firefighting Efforts, Evacuations orders Updated  Afternoon Update 4/22/2022  Acres: 28,217 acres – Infrared Flight last night Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM Containment: 0%  Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Cause: Unknown, under investigation Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass  Evacuations:  At approximately 2:00 p.m. on April 22, […]

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