SANDOVAL COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The Cerro Pelado Fire is about 7 miles east of Jemez Springs, south of the Valles Caldera. The fire sparked Friday afternoon, April 22, 2022. At least three homes have been destroyed in the fire.

  • Start Date: April 22, 2022
  • Location: Forest Road 10 and NM Highway 4, approximately 7 miles east of Jemez Springs
  • Containment: 74%
  • Size: 45,605 acres.
  • Structures Threatened: Yes, total number unclear.
  • Structures Burned: At least three homes.
  • Evacuations: Multiple evacuations in Sandoval County, see details below.
  • Cause: Under investigation.
  • Total Personnel: 654
  • Area Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer.
  • Ownership(s): N/A
Cerro Pelado Fire map from May 19, 2022. Courtesy of NM Fire Info