| Cerro Pelado Fire Update – June 3, 2022NM Fire Info

JEMEZ SPRINGS, New Mexico – June 3, 2022 – Firefighters will continue to work south of NM Hwy 4 to reinforce containment fire lines and extinguish any remaining heat. Peralta Canyon remains the only area with an active fire edge, and firefighters will focus on final containment of this area. Initial attack firefighters are working to repair the suppression while remaining ready to respond to any new fires in the area. As fire containment increases, the fire organization will begin to scale back while continuing to be vigilant in monitoring conditions around the fire. This will be the last daily update unless significant changes occur on fire.

Start date: April 22, 2022. Location: 7 miles east of Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Cut: 45,605 acres. Content percentage: 95% Cause: Unknown

Resources: 2 type 2 sailors, 8 engines, 4 water tenders, 1 rapid extraction module, 1 grader.

Total workforce : 93

Restrictions/Closures: The Santa Fe National Forest has implemented a forest closure due to extreme fire danger. Stage 2 and Stage 3 restrictions remain in effect for the Santa Fe National Forest, which prohibits entry into the forest without proper permits, prohibits all campfires and other dangerous activities. Due to ongoing fire threats, Sandoval County will not be issuing burn permits. Step 3 fire restrictions are in effect for Pueblo de Cochiti and Los Alamos.

BAER information: The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Burn Area Emergency Response Team continues to assess National Forest System (NFS) lands affected by the Cerro Pelado Fire. Information can be found on the Cerro Pelado post-fire BAER assessment Inciweb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8118/.

Security: The health and safety of firefighters and the public is always the first priority. Information on air quality and protecting your health is available online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website. The Forest Stewards Guild offers a HEPA filter loaner program available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional information on air filters and the HEPA Loaner Program can be found at http://www.santafefireshed.org/hepa-filter-loan-program#smokeanchor3.

Air quality: Air quality information can be found at the New Mexico Department of Health Environmental Public Health Tracker: https://nmtracking.org/fireand an interactive smoke map is available on https://fire.airnow.gov.

NO DRONE ZONE! Unauthorized use of unmanned aircraft (also known as “drones”) in a fire zone endangers the lives of pilots and firefighters and is strictly prohibited. Never fly an unmanned aircraft over or near a forest fire, whether or not there is a TFR (temporary flight restriction) in effect. Visit https://www.nifc.gov/drones and Know Before You Go for more information on drones and wildfires.

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