Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires

Crabby Commentary wishes the best of luck on the courageous fire fighters battling the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon wildfire. Those people are heroes.

NM Fire Info

May 8, 2022, Daily Update, 09:00AM

Acres: 176,273 acres – Containment: 21% – Total personnel: 1,535 Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 Cause: Hermits Peak: spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: under investigation Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon – Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass

Highlights:A Red Flag Warning began yesterday, carried through the night, and continues today and into tonight. A High Wind Warning has also been issued through Monday, resulting in very active fire behavior in some areas. Leading up to this wind event, firefighters put in many control measures to stop and check the fire and continue to do so. These control features are holding in some areas, but the wind is testing them in others. The scooper planes and type 1 helicopters could fly longer than anticipated yesterday, which helped ground efforts. Today air resources…

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