Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak: Fire warning, mandatory evacuations issued

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The National Weather Service Albuquerque has issued a rare fire warning for areas through the Gallinas River corridor due to the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon fires.

The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department is advising the southern end of the fires is spreading rapidly east and southeast Friday through the river corridor, which will create dangerous and life-threatening situations.

Heavy smoke will continue to impact the area and expand coverage toward the east through the Gallinas River corridor and along County Road A27.

Communities near Las Vegas face so much uncertainty. Some evacuees got to go home Thursday, just to have to pick up and leave everything again Friday.

Flames jumped containment lines on the fire’s north side Friday, forcing road closures.

KOB 4 got an exclusive look beyond the fire lines with state Rep. Roger Montoya. Click on the video above to watch.