Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago
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.