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Helium Fire

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

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 At approximately 11:00 am, a wildfire had started outside of Masterson in Moore County. Dumas Fire Department were the first resources on scene and had called for mutual aid with Potter County Fire/Rescue. Texas A&M Forest Service was called and worked in unified command with Dumas Fire Department. The fire had started in the location of the abandoned helium plant and pushed west jumping Highway 87 and FM 1913. Fire crews were able to construct line around the entirety of the fire, and aircraft was heavily utilized on the left flank.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CausePowerline Failure
LocationMoore County
Incident CommanderJason Calvet, Texas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates35.629 latitude, -101.96 longitude

Current Situation

Size3,264 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short Grass, Brush

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High winds and extremely high temperatures are forecasted throughout the day makes the fire highly resistant to control.

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