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WILDFIRES & DISASTERS
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    Find the most up-to-date wildfire activity through Texas Interagency Coordination Center.

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    Friday, Aug. 28 8:46 a.m. CST
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 8 new fires for 1, 570.32 acres, including large fires in Tom Green and Crockett counties. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The Rocking Chair fire in Tom Green County, approx. 29 miles SE of San Angelo is 425 acres and 95 percent contained. TFS responded with 3 dozers and 1 engine. This fire is burning in brush and there are no current threats identified.

    The Buckholt fire in Crockett County, approx. 25 miles SW of Ozona is estimated at 1,000 acres and 25 percent contained. TFS responded with 4 dozers, 2 engines and an air attack platform.

     

     

     


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    Thursday, Aug. 27 9:16 a.m. CST
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four new fires for 66 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The MK fire in Kerr County, approx. 33 miles west of Kerrville, is 1,300 acres and is now contained.

    The Morgan Road fire in McLennan County, approx. 5 miles northwest of Crawford, is 349.5 acres and is now contained.

    The Brooks fire in McCulloch County, approx. 10 miles southeast of Brady, is 300 acres and is now contained.

    The San Ygnacio fire in Zapata County, approx. 10 miles east of San Ygnacio, is 1,000 acres and is now contained.

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 26 8:39 a.m. CST
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to eight fires for 1,933.5 acres, including four large new fires. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The MK fire in Kerr County, approx. 33 miles west of Kerrville, is 1,300 acres and is currently 95% contained.

    The Reilly Ranch Road fire in Polk County, approx. 4 miles west of Corrigan, is 105 acres and is currently 100% contained. TFS responded with 4 dozers. This fire was burning in 6 and 12-year-old pine plantations and the cause is lightning.

    The Morgan Road fire in McLennan County, approx. 5 miles northwest of Crawford, is 349.5 acres and is currently 90% contained. TFS responded with one dozer, two engines, and a motor grader. 

    The Brooks fire in McCulloch County, approx. 10 miles southeast of Brady, is 300 acres and is currently 80% contained. TFS responded with two dozers and one engine.

    The San Ygnacio fire in Zapata County, approx. 10 miles east of San Ygnacio, is 1,000 acres and is currently 70% contained. 

     

    Tuesday, Aug. 25 2:15 p.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 4 fires for 15 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The MK Fire in Kerr County, approx. 33 miles west of Kerrville, is 1,300 acres and is currently 75% contained.

    Monday, Aug. 24, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 4 fires for 2,021 acres, including a 2,000 acre fire in Kerr County. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The MK Fire in Kerr County, approx. 33 miles west of Kerrville, is 2,000 acres and is currently 40% contained. Eight homes were threatened as of last night. 

     

    Friday, Aug. 21 8:30 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 1 new fire for 500 acres fire in Menard County. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The Treadwell Lane Fire in Menard County, approx. 18 miles west of Menard, is currently estimated at 657 acres and 95 percent contained.  2 fire supervisors, 3 engines, and 6 dozers responded yesterday.

    The Wilhelm Lane Fire in Menard County, approx. 14 miles northwest of Menard is estimated at 500 acres and 25% contained. Yesterday 2 fire supervisors, 2 dozers, and an engine responded.

    The Cox Ranch Fire in Crockett County, approx. 19 miles West of Ozona, is currently 432.80 acres and now contained.


    Thursday, Aug. 20 10:55 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 5 fires for 1,026.25 acres, including a new 800 acre fire in Menard County. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The Treadwell Lane Fire in Menard County, approx. 18 miles west of Menard, is currently estimated at 800 acres and 50 percent contained.  A TFS fire supervisor, an engine and 2 dozers responded late yesterday evening. An additional TFS task force is enroute this morning.

    The Cox Ranch Fire in Crockett County, approx. 19 miles West of Ozona, is currently 432.80 acres and 90 percent contained. TFS dozers and an engine, along with TIFMAS engines are continuing to work this fire. One home was threatened.

    The West Fire in Crockett County, approx. 11 miles northwest of Juno, is currently 3,000 acres and is now contained.

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 10:06 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 7 fires for 442.8 acres, including a new 410 acre fire in Mason County. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The L Bar Fire in Llano County, approx. 10 miles east of Llano, is currently 410 acres and is now contained. A TFS fire supervisor responded.

    The Sutton Ranch Fire in Crockett County,  approx. 11 east of Sheffield, is currently 693 acres and is now contained.

    The Head of the River Ranch Fire in Tom Green County,  approx. 7 miles South of Christoval,  is 5,240 acres and is now contained.

    The Cox Ranch Fire in Crockett County, approx. 19 miles West of Ozona, is currently 432.80 acres and 90 percent contained. TFS dozers and an engine, along with TIFMAS engines are continuing to work this fire. One home was threatened.

    The West Fire in Crockett County, approx. 11 miles northwest of Juno, is currently 3,000 acres and 80 percent contained. There are TFS fire supervisors and dozers staffing this fire.  No threats identified at this time.

     

    Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 9:23 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 6 fires for 30.36 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The Sutton Ranch Fire in Crockett County,  approx. 11 east of Sheffield, is currently 693 acres and 90 percent contained. TFS resources continue to work and monitor this fire. No threats identified at this time.

    The Cox Ranch Fire in Crockett County, approx. 19 miles West of Ozona, is currently 432.80 acres and 90 percent contained. TFS dozers and an engine, along with TIFMAS engines are continuing to work this fire. One home was threatened.

    The West Fire in Crockett County, approx. 11 miles northwest of Juno, is currently 3,000 acres and 50 percent contained. There are TFS fire supervisors and dozers staffing this fire.  No threats identified at this time.

    The Head of the River Ranch Fire in Tom Green County,  approx. 7 miles South of Christoval,  is 5,240 acres and 90 percent contained. There were 25 homes threatened and an evacuation notice was issued. Resources responding include TFS fire supervisors, dozers and TIFMAS engine strike teams. 


    Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 9:15 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 9 fires for 503.08 acres, including a 300-acre fire in Young. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The Brown Ranch Complex in Edwards County,  approx. 12 miles west of Rocksprings, is 17,831 acres and was contained yesterday evening.

    The Sutton Ranch Fire in Crockett County,  approx. 11 east of Sheffield, is currently 693 acres and 75 percent contained. TFS resources continue to work and monitor this fire. No threats identified at this time.

    The West Fire in Crockett County, approx. 11 miles northwest of Juno, is currently 3,000 acres and 50 percent contained. There are TFS fire supervisors and dozers staffing this fire.  No threats identified at this time.

    The Head of the River Ranch Fire in Tom Green County,  approx. 7 miles South of Christoval,  is 5,500 acres and 50 percent contained. There are 25 homes threatened and an evacuation notice was issued. Resources responding include TFS fire supervisors, dozers and TIFMAS engine strike teams. Fireline construction continues, yesterday additional containment issues were caused by dust devils carrying embers across the lines.

    The Upper Tonk Fire in Young County, approx. 7 miles SW of Graham, is currently 300 acres and 55 percent contained. TFS fire supervisors and dozers responded early afternoon to this request. Two homes were threatened and one misclaneous structure was lost. 


    Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 11:00 a.m. CST 

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to five new fires for 163.85 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance. 

    The Brown Ranch Complex in Edwards County is 16,521 acres and 60 percent contained. In addition to TFS, other responding resources include two TIFMAS engine strike teams, a TPWD engine, a regional Type 3 incident management team, and suppression aircraft.

    The Sutton Ranch Fire in Crockett County is currently 1,500 acres and 60 percent contained.


    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 9:30 a.m. CST Brown Ranch Complex Fire

    The Brown Ranch Complex Fire is now at 50% containment the size is still holding at 16,521 acres.  Fire engines from the Texas Intra State Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) are on the fire helping in the firefighting effort. The Alamo Type 3 incident management team is in place to help manage the incident. 

    Texas A&M Forest Service firefighters are working with local and TIFMAS partners to contain the fire.  

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 

    4:30 p.m. CST Brown Ranch Complex Fire

    The Brown Ranch Complex Fire is 16,521 acres in size and 40 percent contained.  In addition to the crews on the ground, a helicopter from STAR Flight is assigned to the incident to aid in the fire suppression efforts. 

    The Alamo type 3 incident management team out of San Antonio has been ordered for the incident.  

     

    11:45 a.m. CST Brown Ranch Complex Fire
    The Brown Ranch Complex Fire is located in Edwards County, Texas. The fire is estimated at 9,000 acres with 30 percent containment. A total of three homes were lost in the fire, with numerous other homes saved.  

    Texas A&M Forest Service currently has 31 personnel assigned to this fire with more ordered to help with the incident.  

    Texas A&M Forest Service personnel are working alongside their local government counterparts to safely contain the fire.  

    For questions dealing with evacuations please contact the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office at (830) 683-4104.

     

    7:43 a.m.  CST Brown Ranch Complex Fire

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 17 fires for 781 acres, including a 400-acre fire in Dimmit County. The Brown Ranch Complex in Edwards County consists of the Brown Ranch Fire (9,000 acres and 30 percent contained) and the HSD Fire (200 acres and no containment).

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