Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
1 hour, 5 mins ago
Fire Start
Monday, May 2, 2022 2:06 PM PDT
Incident #
Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Brush (2 feet)
Dispatch Notes
Control: 5/10/2022 13:20 | Contain: 5/5/2022 23:00 | Out: 5/10/2022 13:26
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: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Smoke Stack Lightning Fire

The Smoke Stack Lightning Fire started on May 2nd in Stonewall County approximately 4 miles Northeast of Aspermont from a lightning strike, Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) received a request for assistance around 16:00 and have been working in unified command with local responders. Do to high winds and critically dry fuel beds the fire has been showing extreme fire behavior, torching out juniper shrubs and jumping existing containment lines. Multiple structure in the area have been threatened and engine crews have been put on structure protection. Several wind shifts have occurred causing the fire to make runs in multiple directions and crews having to back off the line.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Monday, May 2, 2022 2:00 PM PDT
Stonewall County, 4 miles Northeast of Aspermont
Incident Commander
Jacob Brockett, Texas A&M Forest Service
33.187, -100.169
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
Grass, Mesquite and Juniper

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Southeasterly winds will continue to advect moisture into the area
this afternoon into this evening. Isolated thunderstorms will be
possible this afternoon and evening, with threats of tornadoes,
very large hail, and sporadic winds up to 70 mph, if a storm does
move towards the fire. Storms are expected to mainly stay away
from the area of the fire at this point. We will call if a storm
does come near the fire. A cold front will move through tonight,
bringing breezy northwesterly winds and another chance of
precipitation. Tomorrow will be cooler with low end breezy
northwesterly winds.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Stuart Morris
Email: stuart.morris@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 9362177013
Fire Unit Information
Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX