Terrain
Satellite
OSM
King
FIRE
11,728
acres
45.2 mi
N of Edinburg, TX
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
4 months ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7344
Fire Start:
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:30 AM CDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 4 months ago

Incident Photo for the King Fire

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Power Line
Date of Origin:
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:30 PM CDT
Incident Commander:
Tim Pierson, Texas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates:
26.953, -98.088
Size (Acres):
11,728
Containment:
100%
Fuels Involved:
Heavy grass and brush

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Heather Gonzales
Email: hgonzales@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 361-212-9270
Fire Unit Information
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas
College Station, TX 77845