Current Updates

Friday, 05/27/2022 – 1613 hours:
On May 27th at 8:00 am the Cerro Pelado and the Peralta Canyon Evacuation Zones will be lifted. Residents can return to those areas. Returning residents should remain in “ready” mode, meaning ready to leave if conditions change. There are no longer any evacuated communities in the La Cueva district. Please drive safely and be aware there are still fire crews in the area.

Cerro Pelado Fire Update Monday, May 23, 2022
45,605 acres, 92% Contained, 434 total personnel

Thursday, 05/26/2022 – 1333 hours:
Fire Operations: On the northwest side of the fire outside of the Jemez Falls area, crews will be continuing to mop up further into the interior of the fires’ edge. On the south side of the fire, crews and heavy equipment operators will continue doing suppression repair. All chipping of the trees and brush has been completed. The northeast and southeast quadrants of the fire are looking good. All suppression repair work is complete and resources in these areas will continue to patrol the fires edge.

Bandelier National Monument remains closed. The website shows plans of opening to the public soon. Please see their website for current information –

Hwy 4 is open to local traffic only so please drive carefully. By reducing speeds you can help protect firefighters working in the area.


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More information on the Cerro Pelado fire can be found here:

Evacuation status map
Updated Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Containment map of Cerro Pelado Fire
Updated Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Evacuation Points

The evacuation point for residents in Jemez Springs near the fire on Hwy 4 and Sierra Los Pinos, is:
Jemez Mountain Baptist Church
6 Riverview Ct
Jemez Springs, NM 87025

For any residents in this area that need to get any livestock to safety, they can be brought to:
Expo New Mexico
300 San Pedro Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108.

BURN BAN in Effect

The Burn Ban is in effect for Sandoval County until rescinded.

Allowed for Home Use:
• Propane
• Natural Gas
• Charcoal Grills

* (Propane, natural gas, and wood fire pits as long as the area is free of vegetation and a metal screen is in use as a cover)