Current Size: 45,605 Acres
Current Containment: 95%
Start Date: April 22, 2022 Cause: Unknown
Total personnel: 290
WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR Although the red flag warning over the fire area has been removed, increased temperatures and low humidity in the range of 9-13% will keep fire risks high.
FIRE OPERATIONS Crews will continue to patrol the perimeter of the fire on the northwest side, including the Peralta Canyon area, keeping an eye for any heat or smoke. On the west side of the fire, heavy equipment continues suppression repair, and local fire crews, along with crews working on the fire, will be patrolling the fire’s perimeter on the eastern and southern sides of the fire. These crews will continue assisting with any needed initial attack that arises across the entire fire area. With continued fire weather conditions today, 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.
TEAM TRANSITION Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Three will be transitioning management of the Cerro Pelado Fire to the New Mexico Incident Management Team 3, a Type 3 team, on Wednesday, June 1, at 6 pm. The incoming team will be shadowing the current team today and tomorrow until the transition time.
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 5 type II hand crews, 12 engines, 10 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
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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