Current Size: 45,605 Acres
Current Containment: 95%
Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown
Total personnel: 157
Today will be the final update from Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Three.
TEAM TRANSITION Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Three will be transitioning management of the Cerro Pelado Fire to the Northern New Mexico Incident Management Team 3, a Type 3 team, today at 6 pm. The team would like to thank the community for all the support it has shown our team and the firefighters while we were assigned to this fire.
WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR The weather today will be a little cooler than it has been. Temperatures will be in the 60-75 degree range with relative humidity in the teens. Winds will increase as the day progresses, with a cold front entering the area tonight.
FIRE OPERATIONS Crews will continue to patrol the entire perimeter of the fire, including the Peralta Canyon area, keeping an eye for any heat or smoke in those areas. There is currently no threat to any structures around the fire. Firefighters will continue assisting with any needed initial attack that arises across the entire fire area.
BAER INFORMATION The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has begun assessment of National Forest System (NFS) lands impacted by the Cerro Pelado Fire. Information and resources can be found on the Cerro Pelado Post-Fire BAER assessment InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8118/
CREWS/EQUIPMENT 4 type II hand crews, 11 engines, 7 water tenders, 2 helicopters.
Santa Fe National Forest Closure order: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/santafe/alerts-notices
Carson National Forest Closure order: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/carson/alerts-notices
Cibola National Forest Closure order: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/cibola/alerts-notices
Fire Restrictions: The Santa Fe, Carson and Cibola National Forests have implemented forest closures due to the extreme fire danger. Stage II Fire Restrictions remain in effect for the Santa Fe National Forest, which prohibits all campfires and other hazardous activities. Due to ongoing fire threats, Sandoval County will not issue burn permits. Stage III Fire Restrictions are in effect for Pueblo de Cochiti and Los Alamos.
Air Quality: Information on air quality is at New Mexico Department of Health Environmental Public Health Tracking: https://nmtracking.org/fire , and an interactive smoke map is available at https://fire.airnow.gov/.
Information Phone Line: 505-312-4593 Email: 2022.CerroPelado@firenet.gov InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8075/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2022.CerroPeladoFire Twitter: https:/twitter.com/SantafeNF
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