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Fairchild State Forest Rx Fires 2022

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Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

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I.D. Fairchild State Forest Prescribed Fire Overview MapImage options: [ Full Size ]

Texas A&M Forest Service is planning for several prescribed burns to take place on Fairchild State Forest land during 2022. During the year, burn units identified as stands 3b, 4, 11b, 18, 19, 22b and Forage 7, 8, 9 will be burned for a total of 387.5 acres.

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 wildfire 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 3b – 10.5 acres
Proposed burning dates: 1/28/2022

Stand 4 – 33 acres
Proposed burning dates: 11/1/2021 – 4/29/2022

Stand 22b – 33 acres
Proposed burning dates: 1/28/2022

Forage 7, 8, 9 – 183 acres
Proposed burning dates: 2/11/2022

Stands 18, 19 – 111 acres
Proposed burning dates: 2/1/2022 – 4/30/2022

Stand 11b – 17 acres
Proposed burning dates: 10/1/2021 – 4/30/2022

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 I.D. Fairchild is located at 2028 Hwy 84 West, Rusk, Texas in Cherokee County.
Coordinates31.787 latitude, -95.354 longitude

Current Situation

Size387 Acres

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