Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
CONTAINED
Last Updated
1 month ago
Fire Start
Thursday, April 7, 2022 3:57 PM PDT
Incident #
2022-TXTXS-002445
Fuels
Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Brush (2 feet)
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 4/9/2022 22:44
Primary Fire Agency

State Forest Service — Texas A & M Forest Service

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

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 At approximately 6:00 pm, April 7, 2022, a wildfire had started in Wheeler County just north of Kelton by the crossroad of Hwy 152 and FM592. The Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) had gotten a request for assistance by Wheeler County EMC and worked in unified command with Wheeler Volunteer Fire Department. On initial attack, heavy equipment was engaged on the left flank north of Hwy 152 and burnout operations were being taken place. Higher winds from the north had pushed the fire south towards the Oklahoma border, multiple fire departments were on scene. Forward progression had been stopped on the first night and crews will continue to monitor and patrol the fire. The fire has been mapped and is at 8,152 acres.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Power Line
Location
Wheeler County
Incident Commander
Michael Smith, Texas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates
35.444, -100.113
Size (Acres)
8,000
Containment
100%
Fuels Involved
Short Grass

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Juan Rodriguez
Email: juan.rodriguez@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 806-220-5156
Hours: M-F 8-8 SS8-8
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/