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Crittenberg Complex

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

This incident is no longer being updated.

Perimeter map of the Crittenburg Complex as of March 28, 2022. Holding almost completely on Fort Hood propertyImage options: [ Full Size ]

As of March 31st, 2022, pending any significant changes in the activity of the fire, Texas A&M Forest Service will no longer be updating information on this incident. The Crittenberg Complex Fire has been turned over to local fire resources. 
Texas A&M Forest Service  received a request for assistance in Coryell County on the Crittenburg Complex on March 27. The complex consists of 3 wildfires that have burned together and is actively burning in grass, brush and cedar fuel types.

Ground resources engaged in constructing containment lines to stop forward progression during initial attack and worked in cooperation with Fort Hood fire response. Aviation resources made several beneficial drops on the fire to help slow forward progression. Resources on the fire during the first operational period include the Texas A&M Forest Service task force from McGregor with 3 dozers, one Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) strike team with 5 engines, 3 large air tankers, 6 single engine air tankers and 1 air attack platform. Multiple engine from Fort Hood and the local fire departments were also on scene.

Approximately 200 homes south of the City of Flat were asked to evacuate during the afternoon of 3/27/22, but were allowed back home later in the evening. While there are not current any mandatory evacuations, emergency officials ask that residents of Flat, Fort Gates and Gatesville to be prepared for evacuations. Information on evacuations is being sent to residents through the CodeRED emergency notification system. Residents can enroll here. A community based Facebook page is sharing information on evacuations and services at

Texas A&M Forest Service is in unified command with Fort Hood.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday March 27th, 2022 approx. 04:30 PM
LocationFort Hood, Texas
Incident CommanderM. Schlaefer, Texas A&M Forest Service; Fort Hood
Coordinates31.267 latitude, -97.626 longitude

Current Situation

Size33,175 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Tall grass, brush

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal today due to rainfall overnight.


Planned Actions

Engines will continue to patrol and mop-up any heat on the portion of the fire that burned onto private


Projected Incident Activity

Crews continue to patrol all lines. Heavy equipment continues to construct fire breaks around the fire perimeter

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rainfall overnight helped with fire suppression. Today will be windy with 10-15 mph winds out of the north gusting to 30 mph