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Kirby State Forest Prescribed Fires 2022

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Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

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Texas A&M Forest Service is planning for several prescribed burns on Kirby State Forest land during 2022. During the year, a total of 289 acres will be burned on burn units identified as stands 1, 3, 6, 5, 58, 8 and 9.

These burns are designed to meet multiple land management objectives including reducing the accumulation of hazardous fuels, improve forest health, improve access and visibility for forest management activities and improve wildlife habitat. Each prescribed burn unit has defined weather parameters and firing patterns to ensure the objectives for each unit have a high potential for success. Texas A&M Forest Service personnel will monitor all prescribed burns to evaluate achievement of goals and help guide future prescriptions.

Stand 1 – 55 acres
Proposed burning dates: 1/28/2022

Stand 3
– 60 acres
Proposed burning dates: 1/28/2022

Stand 6 – 46 acres
Proposed burning dates: 10/15/21 – 4/15/2022
Stands 5, 58, 8, 9
– 128 acres
Proposed burning dates: 11/1/2021 – 4/29/2022

Nearby residents can expect some lingering smoke effects overnight after the burns and may 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 be dispersed away from communities.

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

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
LocationThe Kirby State Forest is located 2.5 miles south of Warren, Tyler County, TX on the west side of Highway 69.
Coordinates30.577 latitude, -94.411 longitude

Current Situation

Size289 Acres

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