Terrain Satellite
Camp Bowie Rx
FIRE
3,544
acres
3.9 mi
SSE of Brownwood, TX
5 months
it's burned for
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
5 months ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-6676
Fire Start:
Monday, February 24, 2020 6:00 PM CST

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Incident Overview Updated: 5 months ago

Incident Photo for the Camp Bowie Rx Fire

Update: 2/28/2020

1830:

Firefighters are wrapping up the final pieces of today's burn unit totaling 1,934 acres.

A total of 3,544 acres were burned this week.

0800:

Firefighters will begin the final day of burning this week around 0900. A total of 1,934 acres are scheduled to burn today. Smoke will be in the area.

Yesterday, crews burned 1,272 acres. The full amount planned was not burned because of time constraints.

Update: 2/27/2020

Firefighters will begin burning part 2 of the prescribed burn plan today at 1100. A total of 1,405 acres will be burned. Light smoke and the odor of smoke may affect a large area near the burn.

Update: 2/26/2020



On February 25, 2020, firefighters began the multi-unit burn on the Camp Bowie Training Center with 343 acres.  

1,405 acres planned for 2/27/2020 and 1,934 acres planned for 2/28/2020, weather permitting.

February 24-28, 2020

Texas A&M Forest Service, in cooperation with the Texas Army National Guard, will be conducting a Prescribed Burn at Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas (Brown County, Texas) the week of February 24, 2020. This prescribed burn will reduce hazardous fuels, improve habitat for local wildlife, assist with the removal of invasive plants and grasses, assist with the restoration of native prairies and grasslands, and provide training opportunities for firefighters from the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System.

Texas A&M Forest Service plans to have additional prescribed burns on Camp Bowie through March 2020. As many as 3,684 acres are scheduled to be burned during the February and March burn window. The timing of the burn operation will depend on weather and fuel moisture conditions.

More information will be posted to this site as it becomes available.  

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Prescribed Fire
Date of Origin:
Tuesday February 25th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Location:
Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas
Incident Commander:
Texas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates:
31.658, -98.957
Size (Acres):
3,544
Fuels Involved:
Fuel Model 2: grass, understory

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Robyn Griffith
Email: rgriffith@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 325-213-1643
Hours: 24 hrs
Fire Unit Information
Texas A & M Forest Service
Texas
College Station, TX 77845