On Thursday August 3rd, Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) received a request for assistance on a fire approximately 6 miles west of Blanco, Texas. Texas A&M Forest Service responded around 4:15 pm, providing personnel, dozers and air operation assistance to the local fire department. The Texas Emergency Medical Task Force from Kerrville and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System Strike Team (TIFMAS) arrived on scene at approximately 5:30pm to offer additional crews and medical assistance if needed. The fire is currently 56 acres in size burning through grass and timber near 19 structures. No evacuations in effect.
An air attack plane arrived around 5:00pm, providing an overview of the fire area followed by a and single engine air tanker (SEAT) dropping fire retardant within fire perimeter. Dozers started constructing fireline around the fire perimeter while engine crews conducted structure protection and containment line heat suppression. By 8:20 pm fire behavior has diminished and containment is up to 50%. All structures are saved. Texas A&M Forest Service resources will be released at 9:30pm while the Blanco County crews monitor overnight. All crews will return in morning.
Grass and Timber
48 hours: Thunderstorms expected to arrive Friday with the potential for gusty outflow winds and lightning.
12 hours: Fire activity expected to increase throughout the day as warm temps and low RH, along with northerly winds a concern. Single tree torching with spot fire development is likely.
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