| Cerro Pelado Fire Update – June 2, 2022NM Fire Info

Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team
Luke McLarty – Incident Commander
Fire Information: (505) 312-4593 9:00 am to 6:00 pm 2022.cerropelado@firenet.gov

JEMEZ SPRINGS, NM – June 2, 2022 – The Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the Cerro Pelado Fire on Wednesday evening, June 1, 2022. Crews will continue to patrol the entire fire perimeter as well as the Peralta Canyon area. Crews will watch for heat and/or smoke in those areas. There is currently no threat to any structures around the fire. Firefighters will assist with initial attack of any new fires that start in the area.

Start date:  April 22, 2022.  Location:  7 miles east of Jemez Springs, NM

Size:  45,605 acres.  Percent Contained:  95%  Cause: Unknown

Resources:  2 type 2 IA hand crews, 10 engines, 3 water tenders, 2 helicopters. Total personnel: 129

Restrictions/Closures:  The Santa Fe National Forest has implemented a forest closure due to the extreme fire danger. Stage 2 and Stage 3 restrictions remain in effect for the Santa Fe National Forest, which prohibits entry into the forest without proper permits, prohibits all campfires and other hazardous activities. Due to ongoing fire threats, Sandoval County will not issue burn permits. Stage 3 fire restrictions are in effect for Pueblo de Cochiti and Los Alamos.

BAER Information: The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Burned Area Emergency Response team continues assessment of National Forest System (NFS) lands impacted by the Cerro Pelado Fire. Information can be found on the Cerro Pelado Post-Fire BAER assessment Inciweb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8118/.

Safety: The health and safety of firefighters and the public are always the first priority. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website. The Forest Stewards Guild offers a HEPA Filter Loan Program that are available on a first come/first served basis. Additional information on air filters and the HEPA loan program is posted at http://www.santafefireshed.org/hepa-filter-loan-program#smokeanchor3.

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.

NO DRONE ZONE! Unauthorized use of unmanned aircraft (also known as “drones”) in a fire area endangers the lives of pilots and firefighters and is strictly forbidden. Never fly unmanned aircraft over or near a wildfire whether there is a TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) in effect or not. Visit https://www.nifc.gov/drones and Know Before You Go for more information on drones and wildfires.

Ready, Set, Go: Fire behavior can change at any time, as we have seen with the fires across the state, requiring firefighters and residents to be on heightened alert to respond to these emergencies. The Ready, Set, Go! Program works in collaboration with New Mexico’s Living with Fire and other existing community wildland fire education efforts to help residents prepare for a wildfire emergency.  For more information on wildfire prevention and how you can prepare for wildfires, visit www.wildlandfirersg.org, and the Ready, Set, Go New Mexico or the New Mexico Fire Information website at https://nmfireinfo.com/.

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