Hermit’s Peak Fire Info and Resources

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Resources and information about the Hermit’s Peak / Calf Canyon Fires

On this page:

Fire and evacuation information
Fire information I Evacuation instructions and maps I Evacuation shelters

Pets and livestock evacuation and shelters
Pets and livestock assistance

Let people know you are safe/Locate missing family & friends

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Fire, smoke and weather

Fire information from NIFC- includes evacuation map, fire status

High resolution ARCGIS evacuation map: This map actually gets to street level.
View high-resolution map

San Miguel County fire information:

To receive text alerts for San Miguel County, text SMCNOTIFY to 67283.

Ready, Set, Go evacuation status updates:

San Miguel County Sheriff’s office web page has fire and other emergency updates: https://co.sanmiguel.nm.us/

New Facebook page dedicated to  Hermit’s Peak /Calf Canyon fires. Regular updates on fire progressions, evacuation zones.

Taos County fire information: https://taoscounty.org/437/Wildfire-Evacuation-Information

FYI: A look at how the helicopter teams are fighting the Hermit’s Peak and Calf Canyon fires (from Facebook)

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“We’re safe” registration: Red Cross

Red Cross safety and welfare checks and “we’re safe” registration:
To register as safe from the wildfires, please visit Red-Cross-Safe-and-Well

To speak with someone at the American Red Cross concerning a missing friend or relative, please contact 1-800 Red Cross.

English – www.redcross.org/safeandwell
Español https://www.redcross.org/cruz-roja/obtener-ayuda/contactar-y-ubicar-a-los-seres-queridos.html

Registrations can also be completed by texting SAFE to 78876. Messages exist in both Spanish and English.

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USDA/Forest Service, National Weather Service, fire and smoke watch, and more updates

USFS/Santa Fe combined data website:
US Forest Service Santa Fe combined fire, evacuations, and progressions data from Hermit’s Peak and Calf Canyon fires

Wildfire updates: https://www.fs.usda.gov/santafe/

New Facebook page dedicated to  Hermit’s Peak /Calf Canyon fires. Regular updates on fire progressions, evacuation zones.

U.S. Forest Service — Santa Fe National Forest Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/santafeNF 
If you have access to Facebook, you’ll find fire status briefings, predictions, contact information, live and replay updates, and more.

In person: Per the USFS SF Facebook page, public information officers (PIOs) are staffing the following locations:
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“A lot of information is shared electronically these days, but we realize it is still vital to have face to face communication with people. Public Information Officers (PIOs) update information boards and staff them daily to answer questions about the #Hermitspeakfire and #CalfCanyonFire.

Information boards are set up at:
Old Mission Middle School Evacuation Center, Las Vegas
Glorieta Adventure Camps Evacuation Center, Glorieta
Love’s Travel Stop: 2401 N Grand Ave, Las Vegas
Walmart: 2609 7th St, Las Vegas, by the grocery entrance
Speedway Gas: Romeroville, NM just off I-25″

USFS Hermit’s Peak /Calf Canyon fire contact information:
505-356-2636 8 a.m. to 8 pm.
By email 2022.hermitspeak@firenet.gov and 2022.calfcanyon@firenet.gov

Forest Service Fire Information Center – Hermits Peak Fire Information
InciWeb the Incident Information System at https://www.nwcg.gov/
or call 1-877-971-3473.

InciWeb fire map: Hermit’s Peak, Cerro Pelado and Cook fires (scroll in and out for details and for other local fire views): https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8049/

National Weather Service outlook for Las Vegas, NM and the surrounding area
Weather.gov National Weather Service

Fire weather watch and current map This is for the state, but you can scroll in for details.

Smoke Outlook and Air Quality Index (AQI) real time updates
Current Smoke Outlook for Eastern New Mexico (airfire.org).
Prevent smoke-related health conditions. If experiencing symptoms, contact your primary care provider.

Protect your health during fires and on smoky days
NM-EPHT – Protect Your Health During Fires and On Smoky Days (nmtracking.org)

From NMfireinfo.com:

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Evacuation shelters

News releases and Ready, Set, Go evacuation status updates: https://nmfireinfo.com/

Evacuation information:
Check frequently with the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smcso.nm

NM Fire Information book on how to evacuate:
Ready Set Go! Your Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide
Learn about safe and timely evacuation during a wildfire, how to prepare for an evacuation, and create your own action plan.

Evacuation shelter TAOS COUNTY (From Taos News)
“Evacuation centers are available at the following locations:

Juan I. Gonzales Taos County Agricultural Center, 202 Chamisa Road, NM 87571, 575-770-6416
Taos County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Grounds (no RV hookups), 230 Camino de la Merced, Taos, NM 87571, 575-770-1490

Locations accepting RVs free of charge:
Red River RV Park (no cost, 35 hookups available), 100 High-Cost Trail, Red River, NM 87558

Other services:
Shower access: Taos Youth & Family Center, 407 Paseo del Canon, Taos, NM 87571; showers available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
UNM student access: UNM-Taos, 1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557


Day shelter only: San Miguel County Evacuation Shelter, Old Memorial Middle School (MMS), 947 Old National Road
The Old Memorial Middle School is serving as a day shelter for evacuees to access American Red Cross and FEMA resources.
No active phone number as of 5/5/22.

San Miguel County Public Works in Las Vegas
Phone 505-652-8728
For those not comfortable in shelters, the site at 10 Airport Road offers temporary campsites for vehicles and tents — you must bring your own gear and supplies. They have two porta-potties. No reservations needed at this point.

Federal Assistance:
Official message from Governor Lujan  Grisham 5/5/22
“If you are affected by New Mexico’s ongoing wildfires and need support identifying shelter or other resources, please call the state fire resource hotline: 1-800-432-2080 (now a direct line; option #4 no longer needed). Find additional up to date information on the fires at www.nmdhsem.org/2022-wildfires/”

Register at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ for federal assistance.

NMHU faculty, staff and students: Please contact Associate Vice President Denise Montoya at 505-429-2246 if you need help with other accommodations. NMHU is prioritizing providing accommodations to members of the NMHU community, and we will continue to work with the San Miguel County Emergency Management team to provide accommodations where possible. Note that anyone not affiliated with NMHU will be directed first to county resources.

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Pets and livestock evacuation and shelters

Boarding horses or livestock: Zamora Arena is providing shelter. For assistance, contact Matthew Romero at 575-643-6805.

Cat owners in areas under fire evacuation orders:
Santa Fe Cats currently has space available for caring for your cat(s) while you are evacuees. For those without insurance reimbursement for pet boarding, a donation is appreciated. No cat will be turned away for lack of insurance or inability to donate. Call SFC at 505-216-5141 to make arrangements.

Preparing to evacuate pets and service animals:

Fillable, printable PDF records workbook for seniors, the disabled, families, and those with service animals and pets:
PDF GCD-Evacuation-Workbook

This workbook explains what you’ll need to list and provide when you bring your service animal with you.

Animal Protection New Mexico has a comprehensive information section about evacuating pets during a disaster (scroll to the lower half of the page).

They also provide a how-to for creating disaster kits for animals:

Locating displaced pets
The USFS/SF supplied the following information:
“Donations of dog and cat food are given to firefighters in case they find lost pets in the #HermitsPeakFire and #CalfCanyonFire.  … To help owners find other displaced pets due to the fires visit animalwelfarenewmexico or call the AWC Pet Center at 505-429-1372 and they will assist you.”

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Social media cautions

We are urging everyone to remember to be sensitive to the private lives of those who are being affected by the fires.

Please be thoughtful and respectful about the images you choose to share on social media. Many people do not yet know if their properties have been affected and it could be detrimental to learn about property loss through social media.

NMHU Emergency Operations Command 

The Emergency Operations Command team will remain active round the clock for the foreseeable future until the fires are contained and evacuees are able to return home. This page will be updated as information becomes available.

General resources available through the Homeland Security Resource Hotline at 1-800-432-2080 (now a direct line; option #4 no longer needed).

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