Cerro Pelado fire update: Friday, April 22

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County and National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office update community on status of fire currently burning in Jemez Mountains

April 23, 2022

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The Cerro Pelado fire currently burning in the Jemez Mountains is not an immediate threat to Los Alamos County or Los Alamos National Laboratory.

As of 8 p.m. MDT, the fire is 13 miles from the Laboratory’s southwestern boundary. Four Los Alamos Fire Department wildland-fire vehicles are on the scene and one chief officer.

The Laboratory, County and NNSA Field Office are monitoring the fire as a unified response and will continue to provide updates. Emergency operations managers from Los Alamos and Sandoval counties are drawing on the technical expertise of the Laboratory, as well as that of the County Fire Department.