Latest: Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire

The Calf Canyon Fire and the Hermits Peak Fire combined in April. As of July 12, the fire stands at:

  • Acreage — 341,735 acres (no change)
  • Containment — 93% (no change)
  • Total Personnel — 308
  • Start Date —  Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022
  • Cause — Hermits Peak: Spot fires from a prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from a prescribed pile burn
  • Fuels — Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush and grass

The fire is the largest in New Mexico’s history.

The Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4, led by Incident Commander Aaron Hulburd, assumed command, July 11 at 7 a.m., of the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire. Team 4 will continue Great Basin Incident Management Team 7’s full suppression strategy, with an emphasis on suppression repair activities.  

Closure orders remain in place on the Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest as firefighters continue to work on suppression repair across the entire fire area.  

Fire containment remains at 93% because a western section of the fire located in the Pecos Wilderness is too rugged and steep to be accessible.  

Click here for the Hermits Peak Post Fire Potential Flood map.

Residents of San Miguel, Mora, Taos, Colfax and Santa Fe Counties should remain on high alert for changes to evacuation statuses and road closures.

Evacuations (Using the Ready-Set-Go system): A map of the latest evacuations can be found here.

Effective June 1, the communities of Hidden Lake, Black Lake Resort, Black Lake, Village of Angel Fire, Taos Pines and Vietnam Memorial Area have been downgraded to normal status from ‘Ready’ status.