Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
1 month ago
Fire Start
Sunday, March 27, 2022 11:30 AM CDT
Incident #
Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Crittenberg Complex Fire

As of March 31st, 2022, pending any significant changes in the activity of the fire, Texas A&M Forest Service will no longer be updating information on this incident. The Crittenberg Complex Fire has been turned over to local fire resources. 
Texas A&M Forest Service  received a request for assistance in Coryell County on the Crittenburg Complex on March 27. The complex consists of 3 wildfires that have burned together and is actively burning in grass, brush and cedar fuel types.

Ground resources engaged in constructing containment lines to stop forward progression during initial attack and worked in cooperation with Fort Hood fire response. Aviation resources made several beneficial drops on the fire to help slow forward progression. Resources on the fire during the first operational period include the Texas A&M Forest Service task force from McGregor with 3 dozers, one Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) strike team with 5 engines, 3 large air tankers, 6 single engine air tankers and 1 air attack platform. Multiple engine from Fort Hood and the local fire departments were also on scene.

Approximately 200 homes south of the City of Flat were asked to evacuate during the afternoon of 3/27/22, but were allowed back home later in the evening. While there are not current any mandatory evacuations, emergency officials ask that residents of Flat, Fort Gates and Gatesville to be prepared for evacuations. Information on evacuations is being sent to residents through the CodeRED emergency notification system. Residents can enroll here. A community based Facebook page is sharing information on evacuations and services at www.facebook.com/CoryellEmergencyManagementVolunteers.

Texas A&M Forest Service is in unified command with Fort Hood.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Sunday, March 27, 2022 4:30 PM CDT
Fort Hood, Texas
Incident Commander
M. Schlaefer, Texas A&M Forest Service; Fort Hood
31.267, -97.626
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment
Monday, April 11, 2022 12:00 AM CDT
Fuels Involved
Tall grass, brush
Significant Events
Fire activity is minimal today due to rainfall overnight.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Engines will continue to patrol and mop-up any heat on the portion of the fire that burned onto private
Projected Incident Activity
Crews continue to patrol all lines. Heavy equipment continues to construct fire breaks around the fire perimeter

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Rainfall overnight helped with fire suppression. Today will be windy with 10-15 mph winds out of the north gusting to 30 mph

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Kiley Moran
Email: kiley.moran@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 254-457-8075
Fire Unit Information
Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845