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

Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team
Luke McLarty – Incident Commander
Information about the fire: (505) 312-4593 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. [email protected]

JEMEZ SPRINGS, New Mexico – 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 perimeter of the fire as well as the Peralta Canyon area. Crews will monitor for heat and/or smoke in these areas. There is currently no threat to the structures around the fire. Firefighters will assist in the initial attack of any new fires that break out in the area.

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

Cut: 45,605 acres. Content percentage: 95% Cause: Unknown

Resources: 2 type 2 IA sailors, 10 engines, 3 water tenders, 2 helicopters. Total workforce : 129

Restrictions/Closures: The Santa Fe National Forest has implemented a forest closure due to extreme fire danger. Stage 2 and 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 dangerous activities. Due to ongoing fire threats, Sandoval County will not be issuing burn permits. Step 3 fire restrictions are in effect for Pueblo de Cochiti and Los Alamos.

BAER information: The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Burn Area Emergency Response Team continues to assess National Forest System (NFS) lands affected 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/.

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

Air quality: Air quality information can be found at the New Mexico Department of Health Environmental Public Health Tracker: https://nmtracking.org/fireand an interactive smoke map is available on https://fire.airnow.gov.

NO DRONE ZONE! Unauthorized use of unmanned aircraft (also known as “drones”) in a fire zone endangers the lives of pilots and firefighters and is strictly prohibited. Never fly an unmanned aircraft over or near a forest fire, whether or not there is a TFR (temporary flight restriction) in effect. 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’ve seen with blazes across the state, requiring firefighters and residents to be on heightened alert to respond to these emergencies. Ready, set, go ! The program works in conjunction with New Mexico’s Living with Fire and other existing community wildfire 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.organd the On your marks, get set, go New Mexico or the New Mexico Fire Information website at https://nmfireinfo.com/.

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