Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
OUT
Last Updated
44 mins, 49 secs ago
Fire Start
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:23 PM PDT
Incident #
2022-TXTXS-002997
Fuels
Brush (2 feet), Brush (2 feet)
Dispatch Notes
Control: 5/25/2022 16:00 | Contain: 5/20/2022 22:32 | Out: 5/25/2022 16:00
Cause
Undetermined
Primary Fire Agency

State Forest Service — Texas A & M Forest Service

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

The Dry Branch Fire started on May 18 at approximately 3:30pm. Local fire departments requested assistance from Texas A&M Forest Service after 4pm. The fire is burning north of Star in Hamilton County.

Initial reports of structures threatened has quickly evolved into mandatory evacuations throughout the area. Evacuations are currently ongoing on FM 2005 between 1047 and CR 511.

Crews are focused on operations related to life safety and structure protection, and containment line creation where possible.

State resources are working in unified command with local responders.
 
Update May 20th 11:30 am- Mechanized equipment continues to improve containment lines, engines are patrolling lines and mopping up heat.  Weather concerns are high temperatures, low relative humidity and higher winds over the fire. 

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Mary Leathers
Email: mleathers@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 979-218-3030
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/