Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
17 mins, 11 secs ago
Fire Start
Friday, April 22, 2022 4:39 PM MDT
Incident #
Ponderosa Pine/slash
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Santa Fe National Forest

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Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the Cerro Pelado Fire

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.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Friday, April 22, 2022 3:39 PM MDT
7 miles east of Jemez Springs
Incident Commander
IC Luke McLarty, Northern New Mexico Type 3 Team
35.775, -106.584

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment
Friday, July 15, 2022 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved
Short Grass (1 foot)
Closed Timber Litter
Medium Logging Slash
Significant Events

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Resources will continue working south of Hwy 4 to increase containment in areas with heat remaining.

Divisions will continue to monitor and mop up existing containment lines.

On secure portions of the perimeter, suppression repair actions are ongoing under direction of resource advisors.
Projected Incident Activity
No perimeter growth is expected. The primary concern is the potential for moderate to large fire growth in the initial attack zone.
NNMT3 Team took over fire as of 1800 on 06/01/2022 - First operational shift on 6/2/2022 at 0700.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Moisture will begin to return on Thursday, and a mix of wet and dry thunderstorms with gusty winds will return across portions central and eastern New Mexico as well. A monsoon pattern looks to set up for late in the week and over the weekend. This will bring better chances for wetting rains across western and potentially central New Mexico

Fire Incident Contact

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 Center Contact

Santa Fe Interagency Dispatch Center (NM-SFC)

Santa Fe, NM