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Camp Bowie Rx

Unit Information

Texas A & M Forest Service
Texas
College Station, TX 77845

This incident is no longer being updated.

Update: 2/28/2020

1830:

Firefighters are wrapping up the final pieces of today's burn unit totaling 1,934 acres.

A total of 3,544 acres were burned this week.


0800:

Firefighters will begin the final day of burning this week around 0900. A total of 1,934 acres are scheduled to burn today. Smoke will be in the area.

Yesterday, crews burned 1,272 acres. The full amount planned was not burned because of time constraints.


Update: 2/27/2020

Firefighters will begin burning part 2 of the prescribed burn plan today at 1100. A total of 1,405 acres will be burned. Light smoke and the odor of smoke may affect a large area near the burn.


Update: 2/26/2020

On February 25, 2020, firefighters began the multi-unit burn on the Camp Bowie Training Center with 343 acres.  

1,405 acres planned for 2/27/2020 and 1,934 acres planned for 2/28/2020, weather permitting.


February 24-28, 2020

Texas A&M Forest Service, in cooperation with the Texas Army National Guard, will be conducting a Prescribed Burn at Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas (Brown County, Texas) the week of February 24, 2020. This prescribed burn will reduce hazardous fuels, improve habitat for local wildlife, assist with the removal of invasive plants and grasses, assist with the restoration of native prairies and grasslands, and provide training opportunities for firefighters from the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System.

Texas A&M Forest Service plans to have additional prescribed burns on Camp Bowie through March 2020. As many as 3,684 acres are scheduled to be burned during the February and March burn window. The timing of the burn operation will depend on weather and fuel moisture conditions.

More information will be posted to this site as it becomes available.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginTuesday February 25th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationCamp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas
Incident CommanderTexas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates31.658 latitude, -98.957 longitude

Current Situation

Size3,544 Acres
Fuels Involved

Fuel Model 2: grass, understory