Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
24 mins, 11 secs ago
Fire Start
Monday, May 16, 2022 4:53 PM PDT
Incident #
Brush (2 feet), Brush (2 feet)
Dispatch Notes
Control: 5/26/2022 20:56 | Contain: 5/22/2022 00:45 | Out: 5/26/2022 20:56
Primary Fire Agency

State Forest Service — Texas A & M Forest Service

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Pope 2 Fire

 At approximately 6:53 pm, a wildfire started at the Schleicher/Sutton County line located near the original Pope Fire (fire that started several days ago) on the Pope Ranch. Local fire departments were the first resources on scene and called for assistance from the Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS). TAMFS and the Local IC are working in unified command, Fire crews are currently constructing containment line around the fire with heavy equipment with the support of engines. Aircraft was utilized on the fire.
Update May 18th 11:00- mechanized equipment is continuing to build and improve containment lines, engine are mopping up, patrolling line and working areas of concern. A helicopter has been assigned to the fire for bucket work. Fire Behavior observed yesterday- crown runs in the junipers and short range spotting (800').  Today's weather is of concern with continued high temperatures, low relative humidity and drying winds.
Update May 19th 8:25 pm- containment lines established around fire perimeter, engine continue to patrol and mop up heat along the containment lines.  Single tree torching was observed throughout the day.  
Heat Advisory was posted for the area today 

Update May 20th 11:30 am- Engines continue to patrol and mop up heat along the containment lines.  Heat advisory for the area. 
Heat Advisory was posted for the area today  
Update May 20th 2:15 pm- Engines continue to patrol and mop up heat along the containment lines.  Junipers are holding heat in duff and significant drying in the fire cured canopy.  These will remain areas of holding concern throughout the day. Heat advisory for the area. 

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Incident Contact
Email: mleathers@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 9792183030
Hours: s-s 0800 to 2000
Fire Unit Information
Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX