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681490 Fire

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

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The 681490 Fire is located in Hidalgo County, north of McCook near the intersection of FM 490 and FM 681. The fire is burning in a grass field with no structures threatened. 

The fire was exhibiting active and wind-driven fire behavior. Twenty fire departments were on scene with heavy equipment and overhead personnel from Texas A&M Forest Service and private heavy equipment utilized to construct containment line.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday October 13th, 2021 approx. 03:45 PM
Incident CommanderJames DeGrazia, Texas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates26.534 latitude, -98.384 longitude

Current Situation

Size272 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved


Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A low pressure system is moving into western and central Texas this evening which will maintain some breezy to windy conditions. 15mph sustained winds with gusts of 30mph have been observed.

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