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Canadian River Bottom Fire

Unit Information

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

This incident is no longer being updated.

Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) responded to a request for assistance in Roberts County from Canadian FD for a new start off Highway 60 between Miami and Canadian. During initial attack, the fire fire was very active with long range spotting and rapid rates of spread.  The fire moved northeast crossing HWY 83 and 33, but stayed south of the town Canadian.

Heavy equipment engaged immediately to construct containment line focusing on the right flank in preparation for the wind shift. Currently, forward progression of the fire has stopped and resources will continue to focus on mop up and containment.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseAlong Us Hwy 60 South Of Canadian, Texas. Roberts And Hemphill Counties
Date of OriginTuesday March 29th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationApproximately 15 miles SW of Canadian, Texas
Incident CommanderSteven Moore, Texas A&M Forest Service, unified command with Roberts County
Coordinates35.745 latitude, -100.543 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel5
Size39,568 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Tall Grasses

Significant Events

Forward progression of fire has been stopped, crews will continue mop up and line improvement.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Mop up and containment.

Projected Incident Activity

Crews continue to mop-up and patrol the fire area. There has been some heat found but there

are no concerns to holding lines at this time. Some resources have been pulled from the fire to respond to a new start south near Wheeler. There is no expected increase in fire activity at this time.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Fire received moisture last night.Northwest 20 foot winds 5 to 10 mph will increase this afternoon to around 15 mph out of the south at the fire site. South to southeast 20 foot winds tonight at the fire site will increase to around 15 to 25 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Generally clear skies are expected today and tonight but will become partly to mostly cloudy by Sunday afternoon at the fire site. No precipitation is forecast at the fire site today through tonight and into much of Sunday, showers or possibly thunderstorms may develop late Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening at the fire site. A cold front will move through the fire site around 1500 to 1700 hours Sunday and switch the southwest 20 foot winds of around 15 mph or so to the west and northwest to north 15 to 25 mph with gusts near 30 mph.