Information Phone Line: 505-312-4593
WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR Although temperatures will be cooler today, a red flag warning remains over the fire area due to winds and relative humidity remaining in the single digits. Isolated fire activity within the perimeter increased yesterday but remained within the fire and all lines held. Expect to see smoke from the interior as winds continue.
FIRE OPERATIONS On the northwest side of the fire, crews will continue to patrol the perimeter and mop up deep into the interior of the fire perimeter when it’s safe to do so. Hand crews and heavy equipment continue suppression repair on the west side of the fire. Local and incident resources on the eastern side of the fire will continue to patrol the fire’s perimeter while assisting with any needed initial attack that arises. Sunday will be another day with red flag warning conditions. With critical fire weather continuing over this holiday weekend, the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Three would like to remind the public to be safe with fire and observe all closures and fire restrictions.
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 7 type II hand crews, 14 engines, 10 water tenders, 4 ambulances, 2 helicopters.
EVACUATIONS Sandoval County: https://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/fire-alerts/
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
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/.
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