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Das Goat Fire

Unit Information

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

This incident is no longer being updated.

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The Das Goat Fire began on March 25, 2022 burning in grass and timber. Local fire departments requested assistance from Texas A&M Forest Service near 5:00 pm on March 25 for the Das Goat Fire. The fire is burning approximately 4 mules south, southeast of Mico, Texas. Initial reports of structures threatened expanded into voluntary, then mandatory evacuations for residents in the Medina Lake area near County Road 271 towards County Roads 2615, 2651 and 2652. 

All evacuations have been lifted and access to the community of High Mountain Ranch is for residents only. County Road 271 was previously closed during active fire activity. County Roads 2615 and 271 are now open and accessible as of March 29,2022.

Use the following the link to sign up for Emergency Notifications from Medina County agencies: http://r.i-info.com/rc/arc.

State resources are working in unified command with County Judge Schuchart, Fire Chief Cooke and Chief Deputy Rodriguez of Medina County.
 
The fire is officially 100% contained as of April 2, 2022 and turned over to locals. Federal and state resources have been released.
 
Pending any significant change in fire activity this will be the last update for this fire.  
  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseVehicle Fire
Date of OriginFriday March 25th, 2022 approx. 05:00 PM
Location15 miles ENE of Hondo TX, near Mico, TX
Incident CommanderMike Dunivan, Texas A&M Forest Service; Medina County
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates29.493 latitude, -98.938 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel26
Size1,092 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Tall Grass (2.5 feet) Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping and smoldering. Multiple heat sources showing near fire line on east side and north end of fire.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue patrolling, monitoring and mopping up.

Projected Incident Activity

No increase in activity is expected at this time. Local crews and TIFMAS strike team will patrol the fire until midnight and reassess tomorrow morning.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Although rain showers passed over the fire site, no wetting rains were received. Erratic winds up to 8 mph developed northwesterly around 6 AM, then increased to 12 to 25 mph with gusts to possibly 35 mph by mid morning. Humidities will fall to around 20 percent by the afternoon.Critical fire weather conditions are expected due to the gusty winds.As a result, a Red Flag Warning is in effect for late this morning through early this evening. High temperatures in the mid 80s are expected.