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Cerro Pelado Fire Updates

Start date: April 22, 2022

Cause: Unknown

Location: Forest Road 10 and NM Highway 4 approximately 7 miles east of Jemez Springs 

Road Closures: Highway 4 is now OPEN from mile marker 61 to the LANL "back gate," W. Jemez Rd. The section going up into the Jemez Mountains from W. Jemez to NM126 is still CLOSED (through the fire area). Valles Caldera National Preserve, Bandelier National Monument and Los Alamos County campgrounds are closed until further notice.

Last updated May 16, 2022 at 16:00


Ready Set Go Logo

There are NO EVACUATIONS in Los Alamos County at this time.

Monday, May 16 at 5:30pm Los Alamos County will enter the READY phase of the "Ready, Set, Go"

Ready
 

The Ready, Set, Go Program seeks to share information with residents and property owners on how they can successfully become prepared in the event of a wildland fire.  Read the brochure to find out more.  

Last updated May 17, 2022


LA County issues Notice and Order of Stage 3 Fire Restrictions and Closure (effective May 7, 2022)

Read the May 5, 2022 Press Release

The Santa Fe National Forest will move to STAGE 3 Thursday, May 19 at 8:00 a.m., implementing a
 forest-wide closure order prohibiting public access across the entire 1.6-million-acre forest due to active wildfires and extreme fire danger. Visit the SFNF website for more information.

Last updated May 17, 2022


Community Briefings

Briefings from the Southern Area Red Incident Management Red Team (May 2 & 4), the Great Basin 1 Team (May 6, 9 & 10) and community representatives to the Los Alamos Community on the Cerro Pelado fire are below.  

WATCH the virtual video from Monday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Los Alamos

WATCH the virtual video from Thursday, May 12, 5:30p.m. in Los Alamos

WATCH the virtual video from Tuesday, May 10, 5:30p.m. in Cochiti, NM

WATCH the virtual video from Monday, May 9, 5:30p.m.

WATCH the virtual video from Friday, May 6, 5:30p.m.

WATCH the virtual video from Wednesday, May 4 @ 5:30 p.m.

WATCH the video from
Monday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.in Council Chambers at the Municipal Bldg. 

WATCH the video from the Thursday, April 28 briefing at the Los Alamos High School Gym.

Last updated May 16, 2022


Reliable Information

Be sure to rely on official sources for the latest information on the Cerro Pelado Fire, such as:  

 

WEBSITES: 

Fire Information -
Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Phones: 
505-312-4593 and 303-918-4004
Email: [email protected]  

Air Quality updates can be found: on the Laboratory’s air quality monitoring website at 

https://www.lanl.gov/.../prote.../monitoring/air-quality.php and on AirNow - https://www.airnow.gov/?city=Los%20Alamos&state=NM&country=USA 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

 

Cerro Pelado Fire Information Facebook page

NM Fire Info Facebook Page

Los Alamos County Facebook Page 

Los Alamos National Laboratory Facebook page

Los Alamos County Fire Department Facebook page 

Sandoval County Government Facebook page

Sandoval County Fire Rescue Facebook page

Los Alamos County Twitter Page
Santa Fe National Forest Twitter Page

Los Alamos County NextDoor page

 

#cerropeladofire #nmfire


Last updated May 9, 2022, 19:45


LA County Press Releases: 

Click HERE to view all past press releases regarding the Cerro Pelado Fire.


Last updated May 17, 2022


CodeRed

Are you signed up for the County's emergency notification system CodeRED? Signing up allows the Los Alamos County Emergency Management Office to send emergency communications to your phone or email.   You can sign up online at the CODERED webpage or by texting LOSALAMOS to 99411.   

Individuals requiring assistance can call CodeRED directly at 1-866-939-0911.

Watch a step-by-step guide to signing up HERE

CodeRED message 5/16 18:40:

Cerro Pelado fire conditions have improved, which means that the County will return to the Ready stage of Ready, Set, Go on Tuesday morning May 17. Stay alert and pay attention to the news in case circumstances change. Stage 3 fire restrictions remain in place for Los Alamos County. Thank you for your attention and diligence the past 3 weeks, we greatly appreciate it.


CodeRED message 5/13 15:15:

"THIS IS A TEST OF THE CODERED EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM. Los Alamos County remains in the “set” position of the ready-set-go program. Remember Los Alamos County is in Stage 3 fire restrictions. Unpaved hiking trails are closed to the public. THIS IS A TEST OF THE CODERED EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM."


CodeRED message 5/8 13:30:

"Los Alamos County enters "SET" stage: Due to the Cerro Pelado Fire, Los Alamos County and LANL will move to the "set" stage of evacuation readiness at 8:00 a.m. Monday, May 9. Remember, this can change at a moments notice."

Last updated May 17, 2022


Questions and Requests for Assistance

Los Alamos County is receiving a high volume of calls from the public with a variety of questions and requests for assistance. Three forms are now available where individuals can pose questions, and request assistance with transportation or animals in case of an evacuation. We highly recommend the public utilize these forms in order to help County staff manage the high volume of requests.
Officials with Los Alamos County request that individuals with questions not contact emergency responders directly, as these individuals are extremely busy fighting the fire.

Cerro Pelado Fire QUESTIONS
Cerro Pelado Fire RESOURCES

Los Alamos County Animal Assistance Request

Los Alamos County Transportation Assistance Request
Los Alamos County Shelter and RV Parking Assistance Request

Last updated May 12, 2022


Resources (Shelters, Evacuating Animals, Vehicle Parking, RV Parking and Storage)

Visit the Cerro Pelado fire resources webpage for resources that are available to the community to prepare, in the event Los Alamos moves to "Go" status. These resources are available now, unless otherwise noted. We encourage the community to be proactive and act early.

Last updated May 6, 2022, 15:00


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Read answers to the most frequently asked questions on the FAQ page.


Last updated May 10, 2022


One Less Spark Campaign

Tips on how to prevent a wildfire. Visit the National Wildfire Coordinating Group website.