| Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon FiresJuly 8, 2022 UpdateNM Fire Information

Acres: 341,735 | Containment: 93% | Total staff: 391 | Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: identify fires caused by prescribed burning; Calf Canyon: Residual fire from a prescribed pile burn | Location: near Gallinas Canyon | Fuels: mix of heavy evergreens, ponderosa pine, brush and grass

Strong points: The Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires are no longer split into two areas and are now managed as one fire by the Great Basin 7 Incident Management Team under Incident Commander Mike Johnston.

Crews are working on the northern part of the fire clean-up ditches and repairing the roads used during the suppression. Work with landowners continues, repairing fences that were cut during removal operations, mulching brush, repairing roads and clearing debris from roads and waterways around Mora, Holman, Guadalupita, Chacon and the along the NM 518 and 434 highway corridors.

Resources continue to repair the hand and bulldozer line on the west side of the fire. Excavators in the southern part of the fire remain busy repairing the bulldozer line. On the east side of the fire area, a team of 20 people along with air personnel continue to locate, validate and repair areas that have been identified through the “suppression repair form”. Staff continue to monitor areas across the fire and will work on repairs when it is safe to gain access. The staff also identifies deletion repairs that will be performed later.

The firefighters assigned to the incident are available to assist the local unit in the event of any new outbreak of fire in the area. Fire resources will continue to be released from the incident due to reduced fire activity.

Closures and restrictions: Area closures remain in place for the Santa Fe and Carson National Forests. These closures are in place for ongoing wildfire repair operations and to protect public health and safety in the event of debris flows and flash flooding. Forest fire suppression repair operations include, but are not limited to, the felling of dangerous trees, the repair and stabilization of roads, the operation of heavy equipment, and line repair efforts. fire. For the latest information on Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fire closure orders for the Santa Fe National Forest and Carson National Forest, please see the links to each forest’s websites below. Information regarding fire restrictions on public and private lands can be found at: https://nmfireinfo.com/fire‐restrictions/.

Time: There remains a chance of moisture this weekend with a potential rise on Saturday followed by a drier day on Sunday. Another surge of humidity will increase the odds again next week. The overall threat of widespread flooding and debris flows remains low, but would increase significantly if a strong, slow-moving storm moved over an area of ​​very intense burning.

After Fire, Flood, and Recovery Resources: For disaster assistance resources: https://www.nmdhsem.org/2022‐ forest fires/| Following the Wildfire guide to New Mexico: https://www.afterwildfirenm.org/| Emergency response information for the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fire areas: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8104/ |New Mexico State Emergency Operations Center: 1-800-432-2080.

Delete Repair Property Inquiry: https://www.tinyurl.com/deleterepair

Information about the fire: Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Phone: 505-356-2636| Email: [email protected]

On line: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8069/ | https://www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak| nmfireinfo.com | tinyurl.com/HermitsYouTube | Santa Fe National Forest | Carson National Forest

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