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The Las Dispensas prescribed fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest was declared a wildfire at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 6, 2022. Although forecasted weather conditions were within parameters for the prescribed fire, unexpected erratic winds in the late afternoon caused multiple spot fires that spread outside the project boundary. Named the Hermits Peak Fire, the wildfire is approximately 12 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM at the base of Hermits Peak in the Pecos Wilderness. The Hermits Peak Fire is burning through mixed conifer in steep, rugged terrain that poses challenges for firefighter access.
On May 15, 2022, at 7:00 AM, the fire was zoned under three Incident Management Teams. The Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Carl Schwope, assumed command of the Central Zone. Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Dave Gesser assumed command of the South Zone. The California Type 1 Incident Management Team 2 led by Incident Commander Nickie Johnny assumed command of the North Zone. The three Incident Management Teams bring additional resources and management capabilities to implement a full suppression strategy for the Hermits Peak Fire.
6pm Live Daily Updates follow on the Calf Canyon & Hermits Peak Facebook page
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