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WILDFIRES & DISASTERS
  • FIRE DANGER: CURRENT SITUATION

    Friday, June 17
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, June 16
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, June 15
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires. 

    Tuesday, June 14
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires. 

     

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    Friday, June 10
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 21 acres. #6106 Fire in Franklin County, 4 acres, 100% contained. Doctor's Place Fire in Mason County, 17 acres, 100% contained.

    Thursday, June 9
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, June 8
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, June 7
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, June 6
    Texas A&M Forest Service responders continue to support response and recovery operations for recent severe weather and flooding across the state and concentrated in Fort Bend and Brazoria counties. 
    Since Friday there have been no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Saturday, June 4
    The Lone Star State Incident Management Team (LSS IMT) continues to operate the Base Camp – Resource Staging Area at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds - Expo Center supporting DDC 16 Operations and DPS Region 2.

    Friday, June 3
    The Lone Star State Incident Management Team from Texas A&M Forest Service deployed to Fort Bend County yesterday, providing resources in support of continued response to severe weather.   The deployment was activated by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and includes 35 team members. The team is setting up a base camp for emergency responders involved in the flood response. The site is to serve as a staging area for resources.
     
    Texas A&M Forest Service also is supporting the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management Joint Information Center with public information officers, helping staff District Disaster Chair 16 at the Department of Public Safety office in Rosenburg and the State Operations Center in Austin.
     
    In addition to on-going local responses, Regional All-Hazard Incident Management Team members are working with Texas A&M Forest Service in Fort Bend and Brazoria counties.

    Thursday, June 2
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, June 1
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, May 31
    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to one fire for 47 acres in Schleicher County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires. 

    Friday, May 27
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, May 26
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for 0.5 acres in Angelina County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, May 25
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for .5 acres in Nacogdoches County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, May 24
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for 8.2 acres in Tyler County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, May 23
    Since Friday there have been no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, May 20
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, May 19
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, May 18
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for one acre in Upshur County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, May 17
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, May 16
    Since Friday there have been no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, May 13
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, May 12
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, May 11
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, May 10
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, May 9
    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to two fires for 765.5 acres, including a 765 acre fire in Jeff Davis County. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 0.5 acres in Angelina County.

    Friday, May 6
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, May 5
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, May 4
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for one acre in Cass County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, May 3

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, May 2
    Since Friday there have been no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, April 29
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for 10 acres in Houston County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, April 28
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, April 27
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, April 26
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, April 25
    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to two fires for 3.1 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, April 15
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, April 14
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service assistance on wildfires. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 0.1 acre in Houston County.

    Wednesday, April 13
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, April 12
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, April 11
    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to seven fires for 16.5 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, April 8
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 27 acres. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 0.4 acres.

    Thursday, April 7
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to three fires for 8.5 acres. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 44.1 acres in Walker County. 

    Wednesday, April 6
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 25.7 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, April 5
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 16 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, April 4
    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to three fires for 12.1 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, April 1
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, March 31
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, March 30
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for two acres in Anderson County. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 0.5 acres in Shelby County.

    Tuesday, March 29
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 4 fires for 481 acres, including a 418 acre fire in Randall County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.  

    Monday, March 28
    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to three fires for 205 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, March 25
    Update on carryover wildfires:
    I-40 Fire, Wheeler County – 15,174 acres 95 percent contained.
    Crutch Fire, Hutchinson, Roberts, Carson and Gray counties – 44,686 acres. 100 percent contained.

     

    Thursday, March 24
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 54,699 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    New large fires:

    I-40 Fire, Wheeler County – this fire has burned an estimated 10,000 acres in grassy fuels and is 75 percent contained. No losses have been reported.

    Crutch Complex
    Crutch Fire, Carson Co. – this fire has burned 44,686 acres in Carson, Hutchinson, Roberts and Gray counties. The fire is currently 50 percent contained and has been burning in grass fuels. There is a reported 2 abandoned homes and 2 other structures lost.
    Arrington Fire, Gray Co. – this fire burned 10 acres and is now contained. This fire is located approximately 6 miles NW of Pampa, TX.

     
    Wednesday, March 23

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.
      

    Tuesday, March 22
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 105 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.
      

    Monday, March 21
    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to six fires for 709 acres, including a 700-acre fire in Childress County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

     

    Thursday, March 17
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 10 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.
     

    Wednesday, March 16
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for 860 acres in Hartley County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.
     

    Tuesday, March 15
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 18 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, March 14
    Since Friday there have been no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or  US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

     

     Friday, March 11

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or the US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.


    Thursday, March 10

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for 0.1 acres in Bastrop County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.
     

    Wednesday, March 9

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.


    Tuesday, March 8

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for 14.6 acres in Angelina County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.
     

    Monday, March 7

    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to 18 fires for 273.6 acres. The US Forest Service has responded to 3 fires for 73 acres.

     

     Friday, March 4

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 11 fires for 333.8 acres, including a 123 acre pine plantation fire in Hardin County. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 6.9 acres in San Augustine County.
     

    Thursday, March 3

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to six fires for 89 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.
     

    Wednesday, March 2

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for three acres in Cherokee County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

     

    Tuesday, March 1

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfire. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 100 acres in Wise County.

     

    Monday, Feb. 29

    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to six fires for 245.5 acres. The US Forest Service has responded to three fires for 27.1 acres.
     

    Friday, Feb. 26

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 4 fires for 31.2 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.
     

    Thursday, Feb. 25

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to 1 fire for 700 acres. The US Forest Service responded to 1 fire for 0.5 acres.
     

    Wednesday, Feb. 24

    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to one fire for five acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.
     

    Tuesday, Feb. 23

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.
     

    Monday, Feb. 22

    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to six fires for 330.6 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, Feb. 19

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 9 fires for 695.2 acres, including a 650 acre fire in Brooks County. The US Forest Service responded to 2 fires for 1.5 acres.

    Thursday, Feb. 18

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to three fires for 378.7 acres, including a 365 acre fire in Childress County. The US Forest Service responded three fires for 129.2 acres.

    Wednesday, Feb. 17

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 10 fires for 152.3 acres and the U.S. Forest Service responded to two fires for 1.8 acres.

    Tuesday, Feb. 16

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 4.9 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires. 

    Monday, Feb. 15

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 16.1 acres. The Estate Fire in Potter County is contained. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 1,000 acres in Houston County and is 80 percent contained.

    Sunday, Feb. 14 

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 10 fires for 1,902 acres, including a 350-acre fire in Webb Co. that is now contained and the 1200-acre Estate Fire in Potter Co. that threatened a subdivision.  No homes were lost and the fire is 90% contained.

     

    There were no requests for assistance on National Forest land.

    Saturday, Feb. 13

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 4 fires for 236.4 acres, including one new large 200-acre fire in Taylor County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    New Large fires:

    Sears, Taylor Co. – This fire burned 200 acres and is 100% contained. 2 homes were threatened. A TFS taskforce and Air Attack responded.

    Ongoing Large fires:

    FM998, Hartley Co. – This fire has burned 3,987 acres and is now 100% contained.

    Carol Ranch, Knox Co. – This fire has burned 2,125 acres and is now 100% contained.

    Jim Ned Road, Montague Co. – This fire has burned 330 acres and is now 95% contained.

    Friday, Feb. 12

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 8 fires for  946.2 acres, including one new large 866 acre fire in Jim Wells County. The US Forest Service responded to 3 fires for 68 acres.

    New Large fires:

    CR440, Jim Wells Co.  – This fire has burned 866 acres and is 90 percent contained. No threats were reported.

    Ongoing Large fires:

    FM998, Hartley Co. – This fire has burned 3,987 acres and is 90 percent contained. There were 85 previously homes threatened, currently five are threatened. Some evacuations did occur initially, those evacuated have returned home. Two TFS task forces responded.

    Carol Ranch, Knox Co. – This fire has burned 2,125 acres and is 60 percent contained. No threats reported. A TFS task force responded.

    Jim Ned Road, Montague Co. – This fire has burned 330 acres and is 95 percent contained. No threats reported. A TFS task force responded.

    Thursday, Feb. 11

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 10 fires for 6,078.2 acres, including 3 new large fires. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Large fires:

    FM998, Hartley Co. – This fire has burned 3,985 acres and is 90 percent contained. There were 85 homes threatened and some evacuations did occur. Two TFS task forces responded.

    Carol Ranch, Knox Co. – This fire has burned 1,700 acres and is 25 percent contained. No threats identified. A TFS task force responded.

    Jim Ned Road, Montague Co. – This fire has burned 330 acres and is 40 percent contained. No threats identified. A TFS task force responded.

    Wednesday, Feb. 10

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 8 fires for 578.5 acres, including a 151 acre fire in Red River County and a 325.8 acre fire in Victoria County. The US Forest Service responded to 2 fires for 0.8 acres.

    Tuesday, Feb. 9 

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 36 fires for 252.3 acres. The US Forest Service responded to six fires for 7.3 acres.

    Monday, Feb. 8

    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to 12 fires for 505.9 acres, including a 380 acre fire in Concho County. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 15 acres in Walker County.

    Friday, Feb. 5 

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 25 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, Feb. 4

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 312.5 acres, including a 300 acre fire in Hall County. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 0.1 acres in Walker County.

    Wednesday, Feb. 3

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 13 fires for 82.2 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Feb. 2

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 201 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Feb.  1

    Since Friday, Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to 23 fires for 2,743.2 acres. Large fires include a 1,750 acre fire in Potter County and a 642 acre fire in Callahan County. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 1.8 acres.

    Saturday, Jan. 30

    7:79 p.m.

    River Fire acreage updated to 1,475 acres and 30 percent contained. TFS dozers are working to put a fire line around the fire.

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    High Line Fire acreage updated to 700 acres and is 25 percent contained.

    5:10 p.m. CST

    Fire Name: River Fire
    Size: 250 acres
    Containment: 5 percent
    County: Potter

    River Fire is burning in heavy fuels approximately 12 miles north of Amarillo.

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    Fire Name: High Line Fire     
    Size: 120 acres
    Containment: 10 percent
    County: Callahan

    Extreme fire behavior reported and crews are actively protecting structures.

     

    Friday, Jan. 29

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 6 fires for 97 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires. TFS assisted US Fish and Wildlife with a 200 acre fire in Austin County.

    Thursday, Jan. 28

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, Jan. 27

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 15.1 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Tuesday, Jan. 26

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Jan. 25

    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to four fires for 251 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

     

    Friday, Jan. 22

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, Jan. 21

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for 293 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, Jan. 20

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 250 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Jan. 19

    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to three fires for five acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, Jan. 15

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, Jan. 14

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, Jan. 13

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Jan. 12

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Jan. 11

    Since Friday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, Jan. 8

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, Jan. 7

    Yesterday the Texas A&M Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 0.3 acres in Wise County.

    Wednesday, Jan. 6

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Jan. 5

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Jan. 4

    Since Dec. 23, Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to four fires for 314 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, Dec. 23

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for nine acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Dec. 22

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Dec. 21

    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to two fires for 505 acres, including a 500 acre fire in Hutchinson County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, Dec. 18

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, Dec. 17

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, Dec. 16

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Dec. 15

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Dec. 14

    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to one fire for one acre in Sabine County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, Dec. 11

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, Dec. 10

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, Dec. 9

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 48 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Dec. 8

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for 250 acres in Carson County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Dec. 7

    Since Friday there have been no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, Dec. 4

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for 200 acres in Armstrong County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, Dec. 3

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, Dec. 2

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Dec. 1
    Since Wednesday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for one acre in Walker County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Nov. 30
    Since Wednesday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for one acre in Walker County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, Nov. 25
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to one fire for five acres in Bowie County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Nov. 24
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Nov. 23

    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to 4 fires for 3,062 acres, including a 2,819 acre fire in Carson County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance.

    12:40 p.m. CST

     

    Elevated fire danger is expected in the Panhandle Monday and Tuesday due to above normal temperatures and low relative humidity.

    According to the National Weather Service, southwest winds will sustain at 15 – 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph. Affected counties include Armstrong, Carson, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchinson, Moore, Oldham, Potter, Randall and Sherman.

    For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1IblGgv

    Friday, Nov. 20

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Thursday, Nov. 19

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, Nov. 18

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Nov. 17

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Nov. 16

    Since Friday there have been no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 11

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Nov. 10

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires

    Monday, Nov. 9

    7:35 p.m.

    The state investigation for The Hidden Pines Fire has closed. The cause of the fire was ruled accidental by equipment use.

    11 a.m. 
    According to the National Weather Service, a dry cold front will approach and cross the West Texas Plains over the next two days bringing strong winds in advance of and following the frontal passage. Affected areas include Amarillo, Lubbock and Midland. Visit http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/fire/ see fire weather forecasts in your area.

    10 a.m.
    Since Friday there have been no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, Nov. 6

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

     

    Thursday, Nov. 5

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Wednesday, Nov. 4

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Nov. 3 

    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Nov. 2

    Since Friday there have been no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Friday, Oct. 30

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 17 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Thursday, Oct. 29

    Yesterday the Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 1 new fires for .3 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance. 

    Wednesday, Oct. 28
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service.

    Tuesday, Oct. 27
    Yesterday there were no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service.

    Monday, Oct. 26

    9:05 a.m.

    Since Friday there have been no requests for Texas A&M Forest Service or US Forest Service for wildfire assistance.

    Current large fires:

    Hidden Pines, Bastrop County – 4,582 acres, and contained. There have been 64 homes lost, 95 homes threatened, 77 misc structures lost and 15 misc structures threatened. TFS resources, a Type 1 incident management team, TIFMAS Wildland Engine Strike Teams and Structure Protection Strike Teams responded and have demobilized.

    Texas A&M Forest Service Contact:

    Hidden Pines Fire Public Information Officer Logan Scherschel

    Information resources

    Bastrop County  Hidden Pines Fire website

    Inciweb

      

    Facebook
    Hidden Pines Fire Facebook event  page

    Bastrop Office of Emergency Management Facebook page

    Bastrop County Sheriff's Office Facebook page

    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/BastropCntyOEM 
    https://twitter.com/BastropCountySO 
    https://twitter.com/AllHazardsTFS

    Sunday, Oct. 25
    9:45 a.m.

    The Unified Commanders of the Hidden Pines Fine are pleased to announce that the wildfire is 100% contained and under control.  The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management and other county officials are now completely engaged with recovery operations for our families, neighborhoods and ecosystems.

    Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape said "With the widespread rainfall, we have finally declared the Hidden Pines fire contained. I am grateful to our Incident Command and the hundreds of men and women who valiantly fought to protect life and property. Now the long, difficult recovery can begin in earnest."

    Sheriff Pickering would like to thank our law enforcement partner agencies for this event.  Their assistance and teamwork were invaluable to the safety and security of the community.

     

    Friday, Oct. 23
    1:40 p.m.

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 11 new fires for 42 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Current large fires:

    Hidden Pines, Bastrop County – 4,582 acres, 85 percent contained. There have been 64 homes lost, 95 homes threatened, 77 misc structures lost and 15 misc structures threatened. In addition to TFS resources, a Type 1 incident management team, TIFMAS Wildland Engine Strike Teams and Structure Protection Strike Teams are currently assigned.

    Thursday, Oct. 22

    12 p.m.

    Fire Name: Hidden Pines
    Acreage: 4,582
    Containment: 80%
    Personnel: 263

    The Hidden Pines Fire is being managed by the Southern Area Blue Team and continued to hold acreage steady with 4582 acres.  Patrol and Mop-up operations, particularly near structures, are the major operations today.   This involves cooling, digging, sawing/chopping the fuels, and using water from hose lays and engines to completely extinguish these hotspots.  Snags continue to be a concern as they fall, posing threats to the constructed lines and to the firefighters themselves.  Assessments of hazard trees will continue.  Airtankers are on standby,  but have not been used for several days.

    Weather Conditions today:  Cloudy, with a 30% chance of showers and storms.  Temperatures will range 81-83 degrees, Minimum Relative Humidity ranging 64-68% and winds SE 12-16 mph, gusty in the afternoon.  The chance of wetting rain is 80% (where rainfall is over 0.1”).

    Texas A&M Forest Service has not yet announced its final conclusion of the cause of the fire and continues to be under investigation.

    Assigned Resources include:  

    2 Type 2 Initial Attack Handcrews

    5 Type 3 Engines

    1 Type 4 Engine

    19 Type 6 Engines

    2 Dozers

    4 Water Tenders

    1 Air Attack

    2 Single Engine Airtankers

    11:50 a.m.

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

    Current large fires:

    Hidden Pines, Bastrop County – 4,582 acres, 80 percent contained. There have been 64 homes lost, 95 homes threatened, 77 misc structures lost and 15 misc structures threatened. In addition to TFS resources, a Type 1 incident management team, TIFMAS Wildland Engine Strike Teams and Structure Protection Strike Teams are currently assigned.

    Fuller, Stephens County – 1,700 acres and now contained. One home was lost, residences were evacuated. Two Blackhawks, four single engine airtankers, an aerial supervision platform, CL-415 scooper airtanker, seven TFS dozers, one TFS engine and a TIFMAS Wildland Engine Strike Team responded. 

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 21

    8 a.m.


    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 8 new fires for 166 acres. 

    Current large fires:
    •   Fuller Fire, Stephens County – 1,000 acres and 90 percent contained. One home was lost, residences were evacuated. Two Blackhawks, four single engine airtankers, an aerial supervision platform, CL-415 scooper  airtanker, seven TFS dozers, one TFS engine and a TIFMAS Wildland Engine Strike Team responded. 

     Hidden Pines Fire, Bastrop County – 4,582 acres, 80 percent contained. There have been 64 homes lost, 95 homes threatened, 77 misc structures lost and 15 misc structures threatened. In addition to TFS resources, a Type 1 incident management team, TIFMAS Wildland Engine Strike Teams and Structure Protection Strike Teams are currently assigned.

    Tuesday, Oct. 20

    8 p.m.

    North Side Fire, Walker County
    755 acres
    100% contained

    Paradise Ranch Fire, Stephens County outside of Possum Kingdom
    80 acres
    40% contained
    Crews continue to line the fire

    Fuller Fire, Stephens County
    1,000 acres
    75% contained

     
    Noon

    Incident size: 4582 acres
    Current Situation:  80% contained
    Number of personnel: 325

    The Hidden Pines Fire is being managed by the Southern Area Blue Team and continued to hold acreage steady with 4582 acres.  Large heavy fuels continue to burn in the interior of the fire, with some stumps being completely burned into the ground.   Mop-up operations, particularly near structures, are the major operations today.   This involves cooling, digging, sawing/chopping the fuels, and using water from hose lays and engines to completely extinguish these hotspots.  Snags continue to be a concern as they fall, posing threats to the constructed lines and to the firefighters themselves.  Helicopters continue to support mop-up operations.  Air tankers are on standby, but have not been used for several days.

    Weather Conditions today: temperatures up to 87 degrees, Minimum Relative Humidity ranging 39-42% and winds SE 8-12 mph.

    Assigned Resources include:   

    2 Type 2 Initial Attack Handcrews
     2 Type 2 Helicopters
     2 Type 3 Helicopters
     2 Type 1 Engines
     1 Type 4 Engines
     15 Type 6 Engines
     7 Dozers
     3 Water Tenders
     4 Single Engine Airtankers

    8 a.m.

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 16 new fires for 1,971 acres.

    Current large fires:

    • North Side, Walker County – 600 acres and now contained. Two homes were lost and an additional 50 threatened, 14 misc structures were lost. Three Type 1 helicopters, two heavy airtankers, a very large airtanker, an aerial supervision platform, a lead plane, six TFS dozers, two USFS dozers, and two TIFMAS Strike Teams responded.
    • Fuller, Stephens County – 1,000 acres and 50 percent contained. One home was lost, residences were evacuated. Two Blackhawks, four single engine airtankers,an aerial supervision platform, CL-415 scooper airtanker, seven TFS dozers, one TFS engine and a TIFMAS Wildland Engine Strike Team responded.
    • Hidden Pines, Bastrop County – 4,582 acres, 70 percent contained. There have been 68 homes lost, 95 homes threatened, 77 misc structures lost and 15 misc structures threatened. In addition to TFS resources, a Type 1 incident management team, TIFMAS Wildland Engine Strike Teams and Structure Protection Strike Teams are currently assigned.
    • Hunter Road, Robertson County – 230 acres and now contained. Two homes were threatened and saved. A TFS supervisor and TIFMAS Wildland Engine Strike Team responded.
    • Rimrock Ranch, Crockett County – 350 acres and now contained.

    Monday, Oct. 19

    9:45 p.m.
    Fuller Fire,  Stephens County 
    Estimated 1,000 acres
    15% contained 
    Crews continue to put in line and will continue throughout the night.  
    Relief Task forces from Lubbock and Wichita Falls will arrive in the morning.  
    The fire progression was stopped about 3 miles south of the City of Breckenridge.  
    Aircraft will be requested back on the fire in the morning.

    8:25 p.m.
    Comanche Fire, Bell County: 100% contained, 49.7 acres. HOT Taskforce to assist with mop up in morning. Killeen, Harker Heights FDs will patrol the fireline for hotspots all night

     

    6:45 p.m.
    North Side Fire is currently 600 acres and 80% contained. Post Fire Assessment Team will meet tomorrow to assess structure loss.

     

    6:25 p.m.
    Fuller Fire is estimated at 1,000 acres and is 5% contained. 

    Merkel Task Force

    Mineral Wells Task Force

    Brownwood Task Force

    TIFMAS strike team of engines

    Aircraft:

    1 Lead

    4 SEATS

    2 Blackhawk Helicopters

    1 CL 215 Scooper - in bound

    DPS and Sheriff’s Office are assisting with selective evacuations at this time.  ACRFC Cooper and IC Abernathy have transitioned the Incident to TYPE 3 with Abernathy as IC. 

      

    5:52 p.m.

    Fire: North Side Fire
    Partnering Agencies:

    Lovelady FD

    980 north VFD

    Montgomery FD

    Dodge FD

    MidwayFD

    Riverside FD

    Madisonville FD

    New Waverley FD

    Crabbs Prairie FD

    Walker Co OEM

    DPS

    Entergy

    TX Dept of Criminal Justice

    AT&T

    TPWD

      

    4:26 p.m. 

    Fire name:  North Side Fire
    Start: 10-19-15 13:23
    IC: Rusty Smith
    County: Walker
    Lat/long: N30 49.178, W95 32.377
    Location:  Woodland Hills Subdivision
    Size: approx 250 acres at 16:00
    Percent contained: 0%
    Currently 4 homes lost, 50 homes threatened 
    Major issues:
    Fuels involved: heavy brush
    Observed fire behavior: very active flame front

    Terrain: will update 

    Aircraft:  2 chinooks, 1 type 1 helicopter, 2 heavy air tankers, 1 air attack, 1 lead plane, 1 VLAT (DC-10) has been ordered

    TFS Resources: 4 tractor plows

    USFS Resources: 2 tractor plows, 1 engine

      

    3:27 p.m.

    Fire name is Comanche Fire

    Start: 10-19-15 0230

    County: Bell

    Location: on Stillhouse Hollow (USACE) federal land

    Size: 45 acres 

    Percent contained: 30%

    Major issues: extremely drier fuels, lakeside winds

    Fuels involved: Ashe juniper and live oak Observed fire behavior: moderate with some spotting

    Terrain: lakeside rough terrain

    Aircraft on scene 2 seats, 4 Blackhawks, had a drop from VLAT

    TFS Resources: 3 dozers, 2 regional fire coordinator, PIO

    County resources: 2 Dozers

    TIFMAS: 5 crews

    Partnering Agencies:

    Belton FD

    Central Bell

    Copperas Cove FD

    Ft. Hood FD

    Harker Heights FD

    Killeen FD

    Texas Department of Emergency Management

    Texas Department of Transportation 

    Temple Fire Department 

    Salado VFD 

    Stillhouse VFD 

    Southwest Bell VFD

      

     9 a.m

    Hidden Pines Fire
    Incident size: 4582 acres
    Current Situation:  60% contained        
    Number of personnel: 339

    The Hidden Pines Fire is being managed by the Southern Area Blue Team and continued to hold acreage steady with 4582 acres.  Minor spots over the fire lines were immediately contained and cooled with hose lays and bucket drops with Blackhawk helicopters.  Large heavy fuels continue to burn in the interior of the fire, with some stumps being completely burned into the ground.   Snags continue to be a concern as they fall, posing threats to the constructed lines and to the firefighters themselves.  Firefighters are continuing to go with direct lines when fire intensity allows.  Crews are mopping-up along the perimeter, cooling heat sources with hose lays.

     
    Weather Conditions today: temperatures up to 85 degrees, Minimum Relative Humidity ranging 19-21% and winds SE 6-10 mph.

     
    Assigned Resources include:   
    2 Type 3 Helicopters
    1 Type 4 Engines
    7 Type 6 Engines
    4 TIFMAS Structural Engine Strike Teams
    10 Dozers
    2 Type 2 Initial Attack Handcrews
    3 Water Tenders
    1 Air Attack
    4 Single Engine Airtankers

    Sunday, Oct. 18

    10:30 a.m

     Incident size: 4582 acres    
    Current Situation:  40% contained         
    Number of personnel: 271

    The Hidden Pines Fire is being managed by the Blue Team and continued to hold acreage steady with 4582 acres.  Minor spots over the fire lines were immediately contained and cooled with hose lays and bucket drops with Chinook helicopters.  Large heavy fuels continue to burn in the interior of the fire, with some stumps being completely burned into the ground.   Snags continue to be a concern as they fall, posing threats to the constructed lines and to the firefighters themselves.  Firefighters are continuing to go with direct lines when fire intensity allows. 

     
    Weather Conditions today: temperatures up to 85 degrees, Minimum Relative Humidity down to as low as 14% and winds ESE 6-10 mph.

     
    Assigned Resources include:   
    2 Type 1 Helicopters
    2 Type 2 Helicopters
    20 Type 3 Engines
    18 Type 6 Engines
    2 Type 2IA Handcrews
    1 Water Tender
    4 Single Engine Airtankers

      

     Saturday, Oct. 17

    11:20 a.m.

    Hidden Pines, Bastrop County – 4,582 acres, 40 percent contained,  154 homes threatened.  A Type 1 incident management team, Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System is responding with Wildland Engine Strike Teams and Structure Protection Strike Teams.

     

    Friday, Oct. 16

    1:04 p.m.
    Hidden Pines Fire is currently 4,582 acres and 25% contained.
    Northeast winds will prevail at 8 - 12 mph. Around 2 - 4 p.m. is when winds are expected to be at their highest. Fire behavior is slow, with a chance of high significant fire potential.

    Weather Update

    Four consecutive days of accelerated drying for North, East and Central Texas has increased the amount of critically dry fuels. Wind speeds today increase the significant fire potential. Where critically dry conditions exist in parts of Northeast and parts of Central Texas the significant fire potential is high to very high.

     

    Winds are expected to be their strongest during the morning hours and begin to relax going into the afternoon. Strongest winds will be the Panhandle, Southern Plains and out in West Texas. Wind speeds will also be a concern in East Texas, any speed above 10 mph can be enough to take a surface fire into the tree canopy.


    Through the weekend, dry air will persist and could increase the fire potential. The current front will reinforce the dry air for Central, North and Northeast Texas for the entire weekend sending RH back into the teens.



    8:32 a.m.

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 18 fires for 818 acres, including two new large fires.

    Current large fires:

    Hidden Pines, Bastrop County – 4,383 acres, 25 percent contained, nine homes lost, 154 threatened.  A Type 1 incident management team has been ordered and should arrive today. TIFMAS Wildland Engine Strike Teams and Structure Protection Strike Teams have arrived.

    Whitley, Brown County – 300 acres, 15 percent contained, 12 homes threatened.

    Tank Battery Fire, Anderson County – 125 acres and now contained, this fire was burning in forested area.

    Preston Ranch, Menard County – 860 acres and contained.

    Taylor Road, Clay County – 380 acres and contained, 12 homes were threatened.

    Union Hill, Ellis County – 320 acres and contained, three homes were threatened.

    The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.


    Thursday, Oct. 15 

    6:13 p.m.
    Hidden Pines Fire update
    4,383 acres
    25% contained
    Growth potential is high
    SEATs were effective in decreasing fire behavior
    Crews still monitoring, patrolling and securing structures

    5:50 p.m.

    TFS has requested a DC-10/VLAT from the West Coast to help contain the Hidden Pines Fire. Full Story here http://bit.ly/1Kc5A5G

    3:11 p.m.

    Map of Hidden Pines Fire

    2:15 p.m.
    Gov. Abbott has issued a state of disaster for Bastrop County. More at http://gov.texas.gov/news/press-release/21547

    2:05 p.m .
    If you did not get to see Gov. Abbott's press conference, the video can be found http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2015/10/13/multiple-fires-burning-bastrop-county/73875006/

    9:15 a.m.
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 19 fires for 2,015 acres, including three new large fires.  There are currently four large, uncontained fires:

    Hidden Pines, Bastrop County – 4,200 acres, 15 percent contained, nine homes lost, 154 threatened.  A Type 1 incident management team is being ordered.

    Taylor Road, Clay County – 400 acres, 90 percent contained, 12 homes threatened.

    Union Hill, Ellis County – 350 acres, 60 percent contained, three homes threatened.

    Preston Ranch, Menard County – 1,000 acres, 95 percent contained.


    Wednesday, Oct. 14

    11 p.m.
    Homes threatened: 150
    Evacuation notices have begun for residents on Harmon Road 

    10:30 p.m.
    Fire is currently at 3,500 acres, still 10% contained with very active fire behavior.

    8 p.m.

    Nine homes confirmed lost, three saved. Containment remains at 10%.

    6:08 p.m. 

    1,000-acre Preston Ranch Fire in Menard County is now 5% contained.

    6:03 p.m.

    Due to extreme fire behavior and topography challenges, the containment of the Hidden Pines Fire has dropped to 10%.

    3:16 p.m.

    If you have concerns about the threat of wildfire smoke visit Texas Department of State Health Services for a complete list of symptoms and safety measures. 

    Smoke can pose a serious health threat. Children and older adults are also at greater risk. Even healthy people can be affected by smoky conditions.

    Smoke from wildfires can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system and worsen symptoms from pre-existing conditions.

    3:12 p.m.

    The Hidden Pines Fire is now 1,512 acres and 50% contained. Additional resources were requested, including a TIFMAS strike team and task force, and a Type 3 IMT. Continue to follow the Hidden Pines Fire event  page and Dispatch Tracker for updates. 

    12:21 p.m.

    Evacuees are encouraged to follow updates from the media and on the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page. If social media is not available, evacuees may go to  the Incident Command Post located at the Buescher State Park Refectory for information. Residents must show proof of ID and residency to enter the park, and the may enter through the main entrance gate for Buescher State Park.

    11:20 a.m.

    For information regarding evacuation, donation and shelters please follow Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management on Facebook or join their Hidden Pines Fire event  page

    9:28 a.m.

    The Hidden Pines Fire is now 375 acres and is 50% contained. 

     9:21 a.m.

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 24 fires for 971 acres, including a 275-acre fire in Bastrop County.  That fire is now 40 percent contained.  Nine homes and the MD Anderson Research facility were saved.  Four SEATs worked the fire yesterday and two National Guard Blackhawk helicopters have been requested for today.

    Tuesday, Oct. 13, 11:16 a.m.

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 11 fires for 87 acres. There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Monday, Oct. 12, 10:35 a.m.

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 14 fires for 278 acres. There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Sunday, Oct. 11

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to five fires for 13 acres. 
    There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Saturday, Oct. 10

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to five fires for 40 acres. There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Friday, Oct. 9

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 105 acres. There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance yesterday.

    Thursday, Oct. 8, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fire for 2,398 acres.  There was one large fire in Schleicher County that burned 2,250 acres but is now contained.

    There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Wednesday, Oct. 7

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to five fires for 23 acres. There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Tuesday, Oct. 6 2:37 p.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 46 acres in East Texas. There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Monday, Oct. 5, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to eight fires for 85 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.  

    Sunday, Oct. 4

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 305 acres, including a [ektdesignns_placeholder_ID0E4CAC]fire in Archer County and a 120 acre fire in Concho County. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance. 

    Saturday, Oct. 3

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to five fires for 412 acres, including a 350 acre fire in Jack County. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance. 

    Friday, Oct. 2 4:26 p.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 1 fire for 36 acres in Bastrop County. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Thursday, Oct. 1 9:22 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to three fires for 94 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance.

    Wednesday, Sept. 30 4:02 p.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to three fires for 1,247 acres, including a 1,000 acre fire in Scurry County. The US Forest Service had no requests for assistance. 

    Tuesday, Sept. 29 1:06 p.m. CST
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 4 fires for 151 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance. 

    Monday, Sept. 28 8:38 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 214 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance. 

    Sunday, Sept. 27
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 17 fires for 787 acres.   The largest is a 700-acre fire in Sutton County to which TFS resources are in route at this time.  

    Saturday, Sept. 26 

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to five fires for 164 acres. There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Friday, Sept. 25, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 26 acres. The US Forest Service responded to one fire for 120 acres in San Jacinto County.

    Thursday, Sept. 24, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 10 fires for 247 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance. 

    Wednesday, Sept. 23 10:50 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 10 fires for 27.16 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Tuesday, Sept. 22 3:56 p.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 6 fires for 56.4 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance. 

    Monday, Sept. 21, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to six fires for 58 acres. There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Sunday, Sept. 20 

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to five fires for 118 acres. There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Saturday, Sept. 19

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 155 acres.  There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Friday, Sept. 18, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to nine fires for 80 acres.There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Thursday, Sept. 17, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for three acres in Northeast Texas.  There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Wednesday, Sept. 16, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 410 acres, including one large fire in Scurry County.  The Calley Ranch Fire is 384 acres and 80% contained.

    Tuesday, Sept. 15, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 11 new fires for 1906.06 acres, including two large fires in Clay and Hardeman counties. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Barry Fire in Clay County, approx. 10 miles south of Windthorst, has burned 1,400 acres and is 30 percent contained. Twenty homes and 20 other misc. buildings are threatened; two unoccupied homes and misc. wind turbine equipment were destroyed. TFS responded with six dozers, an engine, two single engine airtankers and an air attack platform.

    Hale Fire in Hardeman County, 2 miles north of Acme, has burned 400 acres and is now contained. One barn was lost, no other threats reported. TFS responded with a dozer, motor grader, and an engine.

    Boyd Fire in Atascosa County, 1 mile south of Natalia, has burned 371 acres and is 90 percent contained. TFS responded with two dozers, anengine and an air attack platform.

    Buckle L3 Fire in Childress County, approx. 9 miles south of Childress, burned 300 acres and is now contained.

    Abernathy Fire in Hardeman County, approx. 5 miles northwest of Quanah, burned 800 acres and is now contained.

    Monday, Sept. 14 4:51 p.m. CST
    Since Friday Texas A&M Forest Service has responded to 26 fires for 1,587.08 acres, including three large fires in Childress, Hardeman and Atascosa counties. The largest fire being in Hardeman County at 800 acres, 75% contained. The US Forest Service requested assistance on one fire in San Jacinto County. 

    Friday, Sept. 11 8:44 a.m. CST
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for seven acres.

    There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance.

    Thursday, Sept. 10 8:44 a.m. CST
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to three fires for 102 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance. TFS had an additional request assistance in Taylor County but was cancelled.

    Wednesday, Sept. 9 8:39 p.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to five fires for 23 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Tuesday, Sept. 8 12:55 p.m. CST
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to five fires for 24 acres.

    There were no requests for U.S. Forest Service assistance on wildfires.

    Monday, Sept. 7 3:45 p.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two fires for 20.76 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Sunday, Sept. 6 

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to four fires for 161.5 acres. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Saturday, Sept. 5

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 1 fire for 5 acres in San Augustine County. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance. TFS received a late evening request for assistance on an additional fire in La Salle County but were canceled in route.

    Friday, Sept. 4 9:01 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two new fires for 35 acres.  The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.


    Thursday, Sept. 3 9 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 3 new fires for 2,241.72 acres, including a large fire in Shackelford County.  The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Chimney Creek Two fire in Shackelford County, approx. 14.5 miles west of Albany is estimated at 2,200 acres and 80 percent contained. One outbuilding was threatened, no losses reported. TFS responded with 5 dozers, 1 engine, 4 single engine airtankers and an air attack platform.

    Corner Pasture fire in Kerr County, approx. 21 miles SE of Junction is estimated at 210 acres and 95 percent contained. The fire experienced a 10 acre slop-over yesterday. TFS responded with 3 dozers, an engine, 4 single engine airtankers, a type 3 helicopter and an air attack platform.

    Wednesday, Sept. 2 9:12 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two new fires for 1.26 acres.  The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Corner Pasture fire in Kerr County, approx. 21 miles SE of Junction is estimated at 200 acres and contained.

    The Eaton Cemetery fire in Mason County, approx. 12 miles E of Mason is estimated at 10,468 acres and contained.

    Tuesday, Sept. 1 8:46 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to nine new fires for 302.86 acres, including a large fire in Kerr County. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    Corner Pasture fire in Kerr County, approx. 21 miles SE of Junction is estimated at 200 acres and 10 percent contained. TFS responded with 2 dozers, an engine, a type 3 helicopter and three single engineairtankers. One home is threatened, no reported losses.

    The Eaton Cemetery fire in Mason County, approx. 12 miles E of Mason is estimated at 10,468 acres and 98 percent contained. TFS responded with 5 dozers, 4 engines, a TIFMAS engine strike team, 6 helicopters, 3 single engine airtankers and an air attack platform. There are 23 homes and 10 misc buildings threatened, 3 homes were directly saved. No reported losses.

    The Buckholt fire in Crockett County, approx. 25 miles SW of Ozona is estimated at 1,000 acres and is now contained.

     

    Monday, Aug. 31 9:24 a.m. CST

    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to two new fires for 138 acres, including a large fire in Houston County. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The Glasscock fire in Houston County, approx. 11 miles WNW of Apple Springs is estimated at 123 acres and is now contained. This fire was burning in forested area and three homes were saved.

    The Eaton Cemetery fire in Mason County, approx. 12 miles E of Mason is estimated at 7,856 acres and 95 percent contained. TFS responded with 5 dozers, 4 engines, a TIFMAS engine strike team, 6 helicopters, 3 single engine airtankers and an air attack platform. There are 23 homes and 10 misc buildings threatened, 3 homes were directly saved. No reported losses.

    The Buckholt fire in Crockett County, approx. 25 miles SW of Ozona is estimated at 1,000 acres and 80 percent contained. TFS responded with 4 dozers, 2 engines, motor grader and an air attack platform.

    The Prickley Pear fire in Crockett County, approx. 21 miles SW of Ozona is estimated at 3,452 acres and now contained.

    The White Ranch fire in Pecos County, approx. 8 miles SE of Sheffield is estimated at 2,500 acres and now contained. 

    Sunday, Aug. 30
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 6 new fires for 2,516.8 acres, including a large fire in Pecos County. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance. 

    The Eaton Cemetery fire in Mason County, approx. 12 miles E of Mason is estimated at 7,856 acres and 65 percent contained. TFS responded with 5 dozers, 4 engines, a TIFMAS engine strike team, 6 helicopters, 3 single engine airtankers and an air attack platform. There are 23 homes and 10 misc buildings threatened, 3 homes were directly saved. No reported losses.

    The White Ranch fire in Pecos County, approx. 8 miles SE of Sheffield is estimated at 2,500 acres and 55 percent contained. A TFS fire supervisor flew this fire with a DPS helicopter and provided a size-up to VFD’s on scene. This fire received some light rain yesterday afternoon. A TFS task force is on stand-by in Ozona if additional assistance is requested.

    The Buckholt fire in Crockett County, approx. 25 miles SW of Ozona is estimated at 1,000 acres and 80 percent contained. TFS responded with 4 dozers, 2 engines, motor grader and an air attack platform.

    The Prickley Pear fire in Crockett County, approx. 21 miles SW of Ozona is estimated at 3,452 acres and 90 percent contained. TFS responded with 5 dozers, 2 engines and a TIFMAS engine strike team. No threats are identified at this time.

    The Willabee fire in Schleicher County, approx. 8 miles SW of Eldorado is estimated at 400 acres and is now contained. 


    Saturday, Aug. 29
    Yesterday Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 7 new fires for 12, 551 acres, including large fires in Schleicher and Crockett counties. The US Forest Service had no requests for wildfire assistance.

    The Prickley Pear fire in Crockett County, approx. 21 miles SW of Ozona is estimated at 12,000 acres and 2 percent contained. TFS responded yesterday evening with 5 dozers and 2 engines. No threats are identified at this time. A TIFMAS engine strike team has been ordered to arrive today.

    The Willabee fire in Schleicher County, approx. 8 miles SW of Eldorado is estimated at 300 acres and 60 percent contained. TFS responded late evening with 2 dozers and an engine. There are 4 homes threatened and 1 barn, no reported losses.

    The Eaton Cemetery fire in Mason County, approx. 12 miles E of Mason is estimated at 3,000 acres and 30 percent contained. TFS responded with 5 dozers, 4 engines, 4 helicopters, 2 single engine airtankers and an air attack platform. There are 23 homes and 10 misc buildings threatened, 3 homes were directly saved. No reported losses. A TIFMAS engine strike team was ordered yesterday and traveled last night.

    The Buckholt fire in Crockett County, approx. 25 miles SW of Ozona is estimated at 1,000 acres and 80 percent contained. TFS responded with 4 dozers, 2 engines, motor grader and an air attack platform.

    The Rocking Chair fire in Tom Green County, approx. 29 miles SE of San Angelo is 425 acres and is now  contained.


    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.

     

    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 miscellaneous 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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