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Martin Fire

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

This incident is no longer being updated.

On the evening of January 14, 2022, Martin Fire started approximately 18 miles east of the town of Olney. Local VFDs responded to assist.  Fire was estimated to be 800 acres. Local responders were able to stop forward progression but still had some backing fire in rough terrain.

State resource from Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) was requested to assist due to rocky terrain and heavy post oak presence. TAMFS resources along with Loving VFD (station 2) formed a unified command. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown, Human Caused
Date of OriginFriday January 14th, 2022 approx. 09:45 PM
LocationAproximately 18 miles east of town of Olney, TX
Incident CommanderBen Rieck, Texas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates33.364 latitude, -98.49 longitude

Current Situation

Size787 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Post oak, timber


Planned Actions

Finish contructing control line, patrol and map up

Recent Articles

Martin Fire Final Update News - 1/16/2022

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