Calf Canyon and Hermes Peak Fires 2022-05-01 10:19:27

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May 1, 2022, daily update, 09:00 am

acre: 103908 acres containment: 30% starting date: April 19, 2022
a reason: under investigation
Total people: 1119
location: It is located near Gallinas Canyon
fuel: mixed conifer

Highlights: The fires erupted south and east yesterday, toward the mineral hills and hot springs pools. There is a red flag warning in effect today for fire weather. Evacuation levels continue to change rapidly, please be careful and watch for updates. Respect all closures and allow firefighting resources to operate safely. Firefighters and public safety will continue to be the number one priority.

operationsYesterday, the fire swept towards the southeast towards the mineral hill and east towards the hot springs area. Firefighters focused on protecting the structure before the fire and continued to build the tractor line at key locations, including along CR42 around Ledoux and west of NM Highway 518. A red flag warning is in effect from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM today. Changing wind directions, increasing temperatures and poor moisture recovery rates will continue to challenge established fiery streaks in several directions. Another structural group was created and assigned to the northwest edge of Las Vegas. The other three groups will focus on structural protection in areas of projected fire growth. Construction of the line will continue with the goal of keeping the flames away from Ledoux and West 518. Six scoop planes and eight helicopters will continue air operations to slow the rate of spread of the flames, helping firefighters in their work on the ground. Increased wind speed can hamper atmospheric operations. Please remember that drones are still prohibited in the Temporary Flight Restriction Area, shown on the map. If drones enter the flight zone, the firefighting aircraft will be stopped immediately, eliminating the need for a much-needed resource.

Evacuations: San Miguel and Mora County Sheriffs are asking that all residents within the fire zone remain on high alert for changes in evacuations and road closures. It is essential to respect closures and follow evacuation orders. Failure to do so can pose an additional risk to firefighters and the public. Please follow the San Miguel County and Mora County Sheriff Facebook pages for the latest updates on the site https://www.facebook.com/smcso.nm And https://www.facebook.com/moracountysheriffoffice.

weather: Red Flag Warning in effect from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. There will be south to southwesterly winds of 15 to 20 mph in the morning, rising to 22 to 27 mph in the late morning and continuing through the afternoon. The wind speed is between 40 and 45 miles per hour. Maximum temperatures will rise in the mid-60s to mid-70s. Minimum relative humidity values ​​will be from 5 to 10%.

limitations: The Santa Fe National Forest has issued a closure order and implemented Phase 2 fire restrictions to protect public health and safety during fire operations at the Calf Canyon Fire. Complete closing order and map available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/santafe/home. The Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) applied to the area has been expanded to the Gallinas Canyon area. The TFR also covers drones or drones. If a private drone were to break into the fire zone, it would require a pause in all air operations and impede the progress of the firefighting, putting firefighters at greater risk.

smoking: The Las Vegas area will see moderate to unhealthy USG air quality in the morning, especially on the drain. It becomes mild from mid-morning until afternoon as gusty southwest winds mix the environment. Expect more smoke late evening into night as smoke drains into the valley. Mora will have moderate to USG smoke in the area early on, becoming moderate in the mid-morning through early afternoon, and turning into moderate to USG in mid- to late afternoon. Panic around Rociada, Pendaries, Buena Vista, and Sapello today should range from USG to unhealthy with increased fire and wind activity. Interactive smoke map in https://fire.airnow.gov/ Allows you to zoom in on your area to see the latest smoke conditions.

Future fire info: The Calf Canyon Fire and Hermit Peak Fire Information Desk hours are 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. The fire information phone number is 505-356-2636. Email address is 2022.calfcanyon@firenet.gov. Future fire information will continue to be published in InsiowebThe SFNF Facebook And TwitterAnd SFNF . WebsiteAnd New Mexico Fire Information Site.

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