Wildfire Incident Information
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100% contained
Fire Status
CONTAINED
Last Updated
1 month ago
Fire Start
Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:10 PM PDT
Incident #
2022-TXTXS-002116
Fuels
Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Brush (2 feet)
Dispatch Notes
Control: 4/5/2022 21:18 | Contain: 4/1/2022 14:46 | Out: 4/5/2022 21:18
Primary Fire Agency

State Forest Service — Texas A & M Forest Service

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the West Nueces Fire

The West Nueces Fire began on March 27, 2022 in Kinney County. Local fire departments requested assistance from Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) late afternoon as the fire was actively burning in grass and juniper shrub. TAMFS is working in unified command with Kinney County officials. The fire is burning approximately 19 miles northeast of Brackettville, Texas.

While the morning of March 28 was cloudy and saw decent relative humidity recoveries, high winds and fuel availability led to increased fire behavior again in the afternoon. Fire managers are using indirect containment tactics due to the remoteness and inaccessibility of where the fire is burning. Priorities include point protection and preparedness for the ranch structures that could be impacted by fire spread. Structures on both the west and eastern flanks have been identified and are being prepared for potential fire impact. Crews note that the fire is burning into natural barriers, such as rocky terrain with sparse fuels, in many places, which prohibits forward progression. High cloud cover again on March 29 again impacted the practicality and safety of using aerial resources above the fire, though aviation crews are being used when they can safety and effectively complete aerial reconnaissance.

No growth or significant activity was observed yesterday. Several resources were released to active fires elsewhere in the state. April 1st, 2022 fire officials have transitioned the West Nueces Fire from the Texas A&M Forest service to local jurisdiction.

The fire is officially 100% contained and turned over to locals. Federal and state resources have been released.
 
Pending any significant change in fire activity this will be the last update for this fire.  
 

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Undetermined
Date of Origin
Sunday, March 27, 2022 4:00 PM PDT
Location
34 miles WNW of Uvalde, TX
Incident Commander
Timothy Kendrick, Unified Command with Kinney County
Coordinates
29.511, -100.232
Size (Acres)
1,750
Containment
100%
Fuels Involved
Tall grass, brush
Significant Events
Active, wind driven runs.Winds are making direction erratic

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Engines are evaluating point protection on structures on the west side. Dozers are working indirect containment lines.
Projected Incident Activity
No heat has shown on the fire yesterday, very few interior smokes. Crews hiked portions of the line and continued with mop up efforts. Aviation was released off the fire yesterday evening, with crews
being released back to Uvalde. Locals will monitor this fire and communicate any needs back to TAMFS. No increase in activity is expected at this time.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING.
Critical fire weather conditions will develop late morning and continue through early evening. An erratic wind pattern is expected today. Southwest winds around 5 mph early morning shift to south or even southeast 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 15 mph late morning, then to west and northwest around 10 mph with gusts to 20 mph early afternoon. Humidity recovery was poor this morning maxing out at 56 percent. Humidity near 13 percent this afternoon. Highs in the mid 80's and no rain are forecast.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Public Information
Email: information@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 979-255-0591
Hours: 8am-8pm
Fire Unit Information
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas
College Station, TX 77845

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX

936-875-4786

https://ticc.tamu.edu/