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McDannald Fire

Unit Information

Texas A & M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

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Incident Commander McDannald FireImage options: [ Full Size ]

There was a closeout between the Southern Area IMT Red Team and the Texas A&M Forest Service. This is the last update unless conditions change.

The fire started from a lightning strike on 4/30 in pine and juniper brush and tall grass in steep terrain east of Valentine, northwest of Marfa and west of Fort Davis. The fire is within the Highway 118/166 scenic loop.

The fire is a half a mile from the closest house in the Davis Mountain Resort, a community of about 400 homes. This area, at the northeast flank of the fire east of Paradise Ridge, is a priority concern due to an accumulation of dead and dry vegetation and poor road access. The Crow’s Nest community of about 30 homes at the southeast flank of the fire is also of concern, but good progress has been made in containing the southern flank near those homes.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday April 30th, 2018 approx. 12:00 PM
LocationTwenty-one miles west of Fort Davis, Texas.
Incident CommanderUnified Command, Incident Commanders Mike Dueitt (SA Red IMT)& Les Rogers (Texas A&M Forest Service)
Coordinates30.545 latitude, -104.241 longitude

Current Situation

Size19,043 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateMonday May 14th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Brush (2 feet)

Pine and juniper with grass understory.

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There was a closeout between the Southern Area IMT Red Team and the Texas A&M Forest Service today. This is the last ICS-209 unless conditions change.