Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago
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.