Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Daily Update

July 6, 2022, Update, 8:00 AM

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total personnel: 556|
Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn | Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon | Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass

Highlights: On Wednesday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m., Transfer of Command for the north zone of the fire will occur from Southwest Area Incident Management Team 3, Incident Commander Lance Elmore to Great Basin Incident Management Team 7, Incident Commander Mike Johnston. The recording from last night’s community meeting is available on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak

North Zone (SWIMT3):  Firefighters are working in and around Angel Fire and Black Lake to remove fire equipment such as hoses and pumps and are repairing roads that were used during suppression. Firefighters are working with landowners to fix fences that were cut during suppression operations, chipping brush, repairing roads, and removing debris from roadways and waterways around Mora, Holman, Guadalupita, Chacon, along NM Highways 518 and 434 corridors, and other areas. Documentation is being created of suppression repairs needing to be done at a later time. Firefighters assigned to the incident are available to respond to any new fire starts within the fire area.

South Zone (GBIMT7): Resources on the west side had to leave the fire area mid-afternoon today due to weather. They continue to repair hand and dozer line as the weather allows. Excavators in the southern portion of the fire remain busy repairing dozer line. In the east, a 20-person hand crew along with overhead staff are continuing to work to scout, validate, and repair areas that have been identified through the ‘Suppression Repair Form.’ Personnel continue to scout areas across the fire and will work on repair when safe to access.

Closures and Restrictions: For the latest information about the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires closure orders for both the Santa Fe National Forest and Carson National Forest, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/bdy5y99r. Information related to fire restrictions across public and private land can be found at: https://nmfireinfo.com/fire-restrictions/.

Evacuations: For updated evacuation information from the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, please visit: www.tinyurl.com/hermitspeak. The Ready, Set, Go evacuation guide in English and Spanish are available at: https://tinyurl.com/RSGNM. For disaster assistance resources, visit: https://www.nmdhsem.org/2022-wildfires/.

Weather: Drier air will begin to move into the area reducing the amount of available moisture over the next few days. This will result in lower chances for widespread precipitation, but isolated showers and thunderstorms remain possible each afternoon. The overall threat for widespread flooding and debris flow remains low but would increase greatly should a strong, slow-moving storm move over a high severity burn scar area.

After Fire Flooding and Recovery Resources: After Wildfire New Mexico guide: https://www.afterwildfirenm.org/| Hermits Peak & Calf Canyon Fire Burned Area Emergency Response information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8104/. New Mexico State EOC: 1-800-432 2080.

Suppression Repair Property Survey: https://www.tinyurl.com/suppressionrepair

Smoke: An interactive smoke map at fire.airnow.gov/ allows you to zoom into your area to see the latest smoke conditions.

Fire Information: Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Phone: 505-356-2636| Email: 2022.hermitspeak@firenet.gov

Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8069/ | https://www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak| nmfireinfo.com |tinyurl.com/HermitsYouTube | Santa Fe NF | Carson NF