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Fall 2021 Bastrop County Prescribed Burn

Unit Information

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

Incident Contacts

Alexander Bregenzer
Email: abregenzer@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 5123545790

Kari Hines
Email: khines@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 5123750345
Hours: M-F 8:00-5:00

 Texas A&M Forest Service is planning for several prescribed burns to take place during the 2021 fall season in Bastrop County. These burns will cover approximately 2,500 acres on Camp Swift Training Center and 500 acres on a Texas A&M Forest Service property near Rosanky, TX. Texas A&M Forest Service is proud to continue working on a long partnership with the Texas Army National Guard to achieve the land management goals on the Camp Swift Training Center. The fuels in these units will consist of both grass and mature trees. 

Prescribed burns are conducted to reduce hazardous fuel loading and enhance local ecosystems. These burns will take place under a tiered leadership team of a Type 2 Burn Boss who supervises a Firing Boss and a Holding Boss. Together this team will work to avoid potential safety hazards and lead successful burns. 

Residents around both of these areas can expect some lingering smoke effects overnight after the burns and see some moderate to heavy smoke impacts for short periods during ignition operations. These effects will be mitigated by burning on days with good ventilation so that smoke will rise up and away from local areas. In addition, ignition tactics are often altered to reduce the smoke impacts on the local communities. We will work in conjunction with local firefighters to ensure readiness and safety around these prescribed burns.

More information will be published on this page as weather conditions allow for safe burning operations. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginTuesday October 19th, 2021 approx. 11:00 AM
LocationBastrop County
Incident CommanderSteven Moore
Incident DescriptionPrescribed burns will be conducted this fall on land within Bastrop County at various locations. This page will serve as a central location to gain information on these events.
Coordinates30.102 latitude, -97.306 longitude

Current Situation

Size2,800 Acres