UPDATE 2 – Thursday, April 21, 2022
The COOKS PEAK FIRE was sparked by an unknown source upon private land north of Ocate in Mora County, New Mexico on Easter Sunday, around 1615 hours.
The cause is unknown and under investigation by Fire and Law Enforcement officials.
Evacuated Areas –> Canada Bonita, Blatman Ranch
Evacuation Warnings (GET SET) –> Rayado, Sunny Side, Miami, Sweet Water, Philmont Scout Ranch (Colfax County)
CODE RED EVACUATIONS –> http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/government/emergency_management.php (Colfax County)
Evacuation Shelter –> Memorial Middle School, 1236 5th Street, Las Vegas, New Mexico
Evacuation Shelter (Livestock) –> Zamora Arena
Livestock Inspector –> Matthew Romero at 575-643-6805
Health and Safety Resources –> http://www.santafefireshed.org/hepa-filter-loan-program#smokeanchor3
Interactive Smoke Map –> https://fire.airnow.gov/
Road Closure(s) –> County Road A023, Mora
Smoke from the fire may impact the surrounding areas, including Moreno Valley, Sapello to Pandaries and lower Rociada.
There is 150 total personnel still attached to this incident, under the management and coordination of the SWA Type 2 IMT, Team 5.
Approximately, 21,200 acres of grass, pinon, juniper, ponderosa pine, and mixed conifer have been destroyed.
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.
A Red Flag warning is in effect until 9:00 p.m. tonight. Critical fire weather conditions are expected to persist through Friday when winds are expected to reach 70 mph.
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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