Jan. 22, 2017 at approximately 11:00 a.m. the Hopper Fire was reported off of County Road 406. Low relative humidity and high winds gusting to 50 mph caused the fire to spread rapidly. 44 agencies responded to the fire. At approximately 3:30 p.m. voluntary evacuations were issued for Los Cuates Rd because of expected fire direction. Evacuations were lifted around 5:00 p.m. as fire behavior diminished. During the first operational period crews had difficulty accessing the fire.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday January 22nd, 2017 approx. 11:00 AM|
|Location||Brooks County, TX|
|Incident Commander||Unified Command|
|Coordinates||26.982 latitude, -98.137 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday January 25th, 2017 approx. 08:00 AM|
Demob crews and equipment from the incident to be staged in area for initial attack.