Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
6 days ago
Fire Start
Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:00 PM CDT
Incident #
Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the Deep Creek Fire

Texas A&M Forest Service was requested to assist on a fast moving wildfire burning in Wise County late on August 3, 2022. The Deep Creek Fire is burning north of Rhome, Texas near Pioneer Road and Highway 287 in grass and brush vegetation.

The Deep Creek Fire initially prompted evacuations in the area. More information concerning evacuations can be found on the Wise County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page: https://t.co/dqT74kpKEO">https://bit.ly/3JxkkV0.
At this time all evacuations have been lifted and power is being restored to the area. The fire has been knocked down and is now being mopped up to ensure no further growth.

Texas A&M Forest Service was requested for assistance but thanks to the hard work of fire departments from Wise, Parker, Denton, and Tarrant counties the fire was knocked down prior to their arrival. After some discussion Texas A&M Forest Service was released and will not be taking any action on this fire. Look to Wise County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page for any further updates on this incident.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Thursday, August 4, 2022 9:00 PM CDT
1 mile north of Rhome
Incident Commander
B. Adler, Texas A&M Forest Service; Wise County
Incident Description
Fast moving wildfire along 287
33.07, -97.474
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
Tall grass

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Extensive Mop-up

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Tonight, southeast winds 8-14 mph are expected with no rainfall expected. Current RH is around 40% with an overnight recovery of around 72% by sunrise. Hot and rain-free conditions will continue through tomorrow with south winds varying between S and SSE sustained at 10 to 15 mph and a high again near 103 with minimum Rh values around 29 percent. Similar conditions are anticipated Friday, with a slight chance of thunderstorms and slightly higher humidity levels. Any thunderstorms would pose a risk for gusty, erratic winds and occasional lightning cloud-to ground strikes.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Adam Turner
Email: adam.turner@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 940-328-9158
Fire Unit Information
Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845