| The deadline for online private land removal repair request is 12 NM September.
September 7, 2022 – Calf Canyon Fire Update
Acres: 341,735| Containment: 100% | Total workforce : 508| Start date: Hermit Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: spotting prescribed burning fires; Calf Canyon: Residual fire from a prescribed pile burn | Location: 12 miles northwest of Las Vegas, New Mexico | Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush and grass
Strong points: The Southwest Incident Management Team 5 returned to take command of the Calf Canyon Incident on Monday, August 5. Team 5 is happy to be back and serving local communities again.
Private landowners whose property has been damaged due to fire suppression operations will have until September 12 to use the online Private Land Fire Suppression Repair Survey. Only the online option will be removed. The Private Land Removal Repair Hotline will remain open for new and existing removal repair requests. Individuals with questions or concerns regarding any new or existing applications should call 720-417-8048.
The Santa Fe National Forest and Carson National Forest districts most affected by the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fire are issuing free personal-use firewood permits for up to five cords of deadwood and of down. Permits and additional information are available at the following offices: Las Vegas Ranger Station – 1926 N. 7th Street, Las Vegas, NM – 505-425-3534; Pecos Ranger Station – 32 S. Main Street, Pecos, NM – 505-757-6121; or Supervisor’s Office – 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM – 505-438-5300
Operations: Crews continue to make progress with suppression repair activities in the Calf Canyon fire area, including the removal and transportation of wood products that were generated when the lines of control were established during efforts fire suppression. These efforts will continue as time and conditions permit.
Closures and restrictions: Current information on closure and restrictions can be found on the Santa Fe – Alerts and Notices Page (https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/santafe/alerts-notices) and Carson National Forest – Alerts and Notices Page (https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/carson/alerts-notices). Both forests are actively assessing conditions looking for opportunities to reduce closed areas as soon as possible keeping public and firefighter safety a top priority. As hunting season begins, details and maps of newly reopened areas will continue to be updated on the Santa Fe and Carson Forestry Alerts and Advisories webpages and on forestry social media.
Time: The region will continue to experience a warming and drying trend this week, with temperatures in the 80s.
Fire Flood and recovery resources: 2022 Wildfire Hotline: https://www.nmdhsem.org/2022-wildfires/ | Following the Wildfire guide to New Mexico: https://www.afterwildfirenm.org/ | Emergency response to areas burned by the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8104/
For any questions or concerns regarding flooding, please call New Mexico State Emergency Operations Center at 1-800-432-2080. For a federal disaster with fire or flood damage to your primary residence, please call FEMA Hotline at 1-800-621-3362.
Private Land Abolition Reparation Inquiry (English and Spanish): https://www.tinyurl.com/suppressionrepair Call 720-417-8048 help.
Information about the fire: Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Phone: 505-356-2636| Email: [email protected]
Online fire information resources: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8069/ | https://www.facebook.com/santafeNF/| nmfireinfo.com |Santa Fe National Forest Twitter (https://t.co/JiGpZ1sovK) | tinyurl.com/HermitsYouTube | Santa Fe National Fforest (https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/santafe/home) | Carson National Fforest (https://www.fs.usda.gov/carson)
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