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Fall 2021 Bastrop County Prescribed Burn

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

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Prescribed burns that were scheduled to take place during the Fall/Winter of 2021 have been postponed due to weather concerns. Additional burns are planned for January 2022 

Texas A&M Forest Service is planning for several prescribed burns to take place during 2022 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 DescriptionDue to weather concerns, prescribed burns originally scheduled for Fall and Winter 2021 have been postponed. There are plans in place to begin burning again come January of 2022, weather permitting.
Coordinates30.102 latitude, -97.306 longitude

Current Situation

Size2,800 Acres

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