NM Wildfire | Cooks Peak Fire | 1

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Photo Credit: Matthew Garcia, NM Forestry Division, Type 3 IMT (via Inciweb)

The COOKS PEAK FIRE is located in the Las Vegas District, about five miles north of Ocate (Mora County), New Mexico. which was sparked on Easter Sunday, April 17th around 1615 hours.

SHELTER MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1236 5TH STREET, LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO

EVACUATION (LIVESTOCK) CENTER — ZAMORA ARENA

LIVESTOCK INSPECTOR — 575-643-6805

CLOSED ** COUNTY RD A0203 (MORA, NM) **

At the time of this post, there have been 3,500 acres of grass, pinon, juniper, ponderosa pine, and mixed conifer consumed by the fire. There is an unknown containment status at this time.

About 147 total personnel are assigned to this incident, along with the NM Forestry Division as the Incident Commander.

Fire behavior remains very extreme with running, crowning, torching, and short-range spotting. High winds were forecasted today between 30-40 mph and gusts up to 60 earlier this morning.

For updates, please go to Facebook to follow the Mora County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/moracountysheriffoffice

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