Terrain Satellite
Sands
FIRE
2,120
acres
6.8 mi
SSE of Wink, TX
100%
contained
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
1 month ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-7090
Fire Start:
Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:45 AM CDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Sands Fire

Firefighters are currently working to contain the Sands wildfire in Winkler County. The fire started August 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm approximately 14 miles south of Kermit, Texas.

The wildfire is actively burning in grass and brush. Resources are having access issues due to deep sand. Ground resources are working to construct containment lines around the fire. Aviation resources have been requested to assist with suppression efforts. 

Texas A&M Forest Service is currently in unified command with local resources to manage the fire.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Date of Origin:
Thursday August 27th, 2020 approx. 03:45 PM
Incident Commander:
Joe Mike Pasqua
Coordinates:
31.657, -103.119
Size (Acres):
2,120
Containment:
100%