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Coconut Fire

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Unit Information

Texas 
College Station, 
Texas 
77845 
Texas 
College Station, 
Texas 
77845 

Incident Contacts

  • Angel Lopez Portillo
    Email:
    angel.Lopez@tfs.tamu.edu
    Phone:
    940-283-4361

COCONUT FIRE UPDATE:05/19/22

Coconut Fire
News - 05/19/2022
COCONUT FIRE
Size:
 26,000 acres
Containment: 55%
Cause: Lightning, Natural
Date Started: May 17, 2022

State resources from Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) continued to work on the Coconut wildfire.

The southwest corner of the fire was very active this afternoon. Air resources were used to assist ground resources. Air Attack (AA) was crucial proving information to Incident Commander (IC) on the location of the fire and its activity. Four Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) and one Large Air Tanker (LAT) conducted retardant drops on the hot spots, slowing down and cooling off the fire while dozers and motor graders constructed containment lines. TIFMAS engines patrolled and mopped up around the fire, securing the control lines.

TAMFS and TIFMAS have left Coconut Fire for tonight, and will return tomorrow morning to patrol, mop up and improve containment lines.

Threats / Losses
Multiple residences were threatened, and one was a direct save. There have been no structures lost or damaged at this time.

Injuries
No additional injuries, other than what was previously reported.
 
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