Firefighters are currently working to contain the King Fire located in Brooks County, east of Encino. The fire is approximately 10,700 acres. TFS has established unified command with local resources. Numerous local fire departments and private apparatus are on scene and participating in fire suppression efforts. One structure has been lost and other structures were threatened and saved. The fire moved outside of initial containment lines. TFS resources were requested back to the fire for support.
A Red Flag Warning was issued March 17th for the South Texas region, including Brooks County, due to a dry cold front moving in. Gusty winds, low humidity values, and cured vegetation from last month's freeze have created high fire danger conditions.