Wildfire Incident Information
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100% contained
Fire Status
Last Updated
1 month ago
Fire Start
Friday, April 1, 2022 1:28 PM PDT
Incident #
Short Grass (1 foot)
Dispatch Notes
Control: 4/6/2022 23:31 | Contain: 4/3/2022 03:06 | Out: 4/6/2022 23:34
Primary Fire Agency

State Forest Service — Texas A & M Forest Service

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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 Red Mud Fire

The Red Mud fire started on Friday, April 1st, 2022 at approximately 2:40 pm in Crosby County just east of White River. The fire is burning in mostly grass but is being wind driven towards structures. 

Bull Dozers engaged on east flank to put in containment lines due to that work, forward progression has stopped. Three Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) worked the head of the fire to support ground resources. Structure protection was put in pplace to protect values at risk. 
The Texas A&M Forest Service responded and was in unified command with the local fire department.  

The fire is officially 100% contained as of April 2, 2022 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
Date of Origin
Friday, April 1, 2022 2:45 PM PDT
Crosby County-East of White River
Incident Commander
Maynard Williams- Texas A&M Forest Service
Incident Description
33.471, -101.049

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved
Grass and Shrub

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Crews will return to assess needs and improve containment line.
Projected Incident Activity
Fire activity has been active through the last few hours. The fire jumped containment line due to a wind shift but was able to be caught. Dozers are currently working to tie in containment lines into the main highway. Crews will return tomorrow to assess needs and continue to improve dozer line.
Crews will return to assess needs and improve containment line.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Winds have transitioned to the southwest in vicinity of the ongoing fire, with a wind shift to the west delineated across the I-27 corridor at the time of this discussion. The cold front is currently located across the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle and northwestern South Plains, and is continuing to progress southeastward with rain showers along its edge along with a few thunderstorms ahead of it across the northeastern Rolling Plains. Winds are expected to become westerly this afternoon as the dryline moves east into the Rolling Plains, with dewpoints falling approximately 10 deg F/relative humidity falling into the middle teens after its passage. The cold front is currently expected to move through by 7 PM CDT, with a wind shift to the northwest immediately following with speeds at around 20-25 mph. Wind speeds will gradually decrease in speed thereafter, diminishing to around 10 mph around midnight CDT while prevailing out of the north. RH values will recover above 50 percent by 10-11 PM CDT, peaking near 90 percent by morning. The potential for cloud to ground lightning in vicinity of the fire remains low and will continue to be monitored in real-time. Strong, erratic wind gusts up to 55 mph will be possible from high-based virga showers as the cold front passes.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Chris Graham
Phone: 806-500-1199
Hours: M-F 9-6 SS 9-7
Fire Unit Information
Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX