The Bodine 1 Fire in Mitchell county was ignited from hunters in the area burning trash. Mitchell County, along with 161 other Texas counties, are currently under burn bans. The fire was approximately 28 miles SW of Colorado City, burning on a private landowners ranch. The fuel type is Mesquite-Juniper mosaic mixed w/ short grass w/ rolling topography. Due to lack of significant rainfall this summer, critically dry vegetation provided active fire behavior. This fire did not threaten any structures and firefighters continued to patrol the perimeter of the fire on Monday, 9/9.
Colorado City VFD's responded first on scene, and dispatched Texas A&M Forest Service that responded with dozers and engine crews from Merkel Task Force. Additional resources included air attack, a heavy tanker, a helicopter, and a local motor grader. On Monday crews continued patrolling the scene and mopped up hot spots as necessary.
Increased moisture and clouds favored cooler temperatures Monday. Relative humidity numbers rose which helped with fire suppression efforts. Winds are forecast to be gusty and erratic Monday and Tuesday with sustained winds nearing 20 mph.
Remember drones are not allowed in the area of wildfires. If you fly, we can't.
|Current as of|
|Coordinates||32.178 latitude, -101.119 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|