Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, June 24, 2022 11:40:33 PM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Cerro Pelado Fire
Last Updated
Friday, June 24, 2022 11:20 PM MDT
(19 mins, 52 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Friday, April 22, 2022 4:39 PM MDT
(2 months ago)
New Mexico
Incident Type
34.8 miles WNW of Santa Fe, NM
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Santa Fe National Forest
Ponderosa Pine/slash
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team will transition command of the fire back to the Jemez Ranger District Wednesday, June 15 2022. The incident information number will no longer be monitored after Wednesday. For fire information contact the Jemez Ranger District or the Santa Fe National Forest.
Fire Information: Jemez Ranger District 575-829-3535 or Santa Fe National Forest 505-438-5300 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Mountain Time

NM Hwy 4 is open to through traffic. Please drive carefully and watch for fire vehicle traffic entering the roadway. 

There are no longer evacuations in place. Property owners have been allowed to return to their properties.

The Santa Fe National Forest has implemented a full forest closure order. All portions of the forest are off limits to the public and fines of up to $5,000 for individuals and fines up to $10,000 for organizations may be given to anyone violating the closure order. Violators may also be sentenced for up to 6 months imprisonment. These closures are in effect due to the extreme fire danger conditions. For a full copy of the closure order, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/santafe/alerts-notices.   

Incident Type
Prescribed Fire
Date of Origin
Thursday June 09th, 2022 approx. 09:30 AM
Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, 1/2 mile northeast of Giant Forest Museum
Incident Commander
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
36.563, -118.747
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
Giant sequoia and mixed conifer
Significant Events
All ignitions have been completed on the Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn.
Planned Actions
Units now in patrol status.
Smoke may be seen from points in the park and in Three Rivers, CA. Smoke may be heavy in the area of Giant forest early in the morning but will decrease in concentration going forward.
Weather Concerns
Incident Contact
Santa Fe National Forest
Phone: 505-438-5300
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fire Unit Information
Santa Fe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Dispatch Contact
Santa Fe Interagency Dispatch Center | Santa Fe, NM
Phone: 505-438-5600
Incident Map

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