Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago
The Coconut Fire started 18 miles south of Vernon, on May 17 at approximately 4:30pm. Elevated fire conditions contributed to a rapid spread and significant fire behavior. Texas A&M Forest Service received a request for assistance from local fire department and is currently working in unified command with local responders.
Fire activity has been extreme with rapid spread and crowning in the mesquite brush. Crews are focused on operations related to life safety and will continue with structure protection and line construction.