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Monarch Fire

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

Incident Contacts

Information Officer
Phone: 979-255-0591

Robyn Griffith
Phone: 325-213-1643

Highlighted Activity

08/02/2020 Monarch Fire Update August 2, 8:15 PM
Monarch Fire is 1,271 acres, 95% contained. Location: 45 miles southwest of Sonora, Texas. Today, ground resources continued to patrol and mop up along the fire line, focusing on hotspots. The...
News - 08/02/2020
Monarch Fire Map July 25Image options: [ Full Size ]

On July 23, 2020 at approximately 7:00 pm, Texas A&M Forest Service was requested for assistance on a fire East of Hwy 163, North of Comstock in Val Verde County, Texas. Multiple fire departments from the surrounding area are participating in firefighting operations. Texas A&M Forest Service is in Unified Command with the local VFD.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 23rd, 2020 approx. 07:00 PM
Location45 miles southwest of Sonora, TX
Incident CommanderDustin Morris, Texas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates30.039 latitude, -101.082 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size1,271 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateFriday August 07th, 2020 approx. 05:00 PM



Hwy 163 could be impacted by smoke; motorist in the area are asked to use caution and remain vigilant.