The Calf Canyon Fire and Hermit’s Peak Fires reached 61,470 acres in size — 20% contained
Santa Fe National Forest posted new data on the Calf Canyon Fire, reporting 61,470 acres in size, and 20% containment. Forest service estimates that Calf Canyon Fire will be completely contained at the end of July.
Currently 910 people involved in fighting the blaze, but lack of winter precipitation and dry, windy conditions increase the fire behavior to active and very active. Evacuations levels and road closures determined by the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and Mora County Sheriff’s Office remain in place.
The Santa Fe National Forest has issued a closure order and has implemented Stage II fire restrictions to protect public health and safety during fire operations on the Calf Canyon Fire. Full closure order and map:
Smoke impacts should be reduced in the Las Vegas area due to shifting winds. Fire activity around Rociada, Pendaries, and Sapello continue today producing unhealthy air quality conditions throughout the day as temperatures rise and winds increase. Smoke will reduce visibility along portions of NM-518 north of Sapello. Drive carefully and turn on your headlights for safety.
Fire map — last update April 26:
Air quality — 27-28 April:
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