Cerro Pelado (Wildfire)


 Cerro Pelado FireStart date: April 22, 2022        Cause: Unknown          Size: 50+ acres                             Containment: 0% Location: Forest Road 10 and NM Highway 4 approximately 7 miles east of Jemez Springs Evacuations: Sandoval County is evacuating the communities of Sierra Los Pinos and Los Griegos due to extremely windy, dry conditions and the Cerro Pelado Fire’s potential for growth. Resources: Firefighters from the Jemez Ranger District and Sandoval County as well as local volunteer fire departments are on scene.  Weather: A particularly dangerous fire weather event is ongoing across the area as unusually high winds hit hard ahead of a strong cold front. Conditions are ripe for rapid large fire growth with long-range spotting. Cold air moving in behind the front will result in below-normal temperatures this weekend, but windy conditions will continue. Fuels: The Cerro Pelado Fire is burning in ponderosa pine and…

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