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Pope 2 Fire

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

This incident is no longer being updated.

 At approximately 6:53 pm, a wildfire started at the Schleicher/Sutton County line located near the original Pope Fire (fire that started several days ago) on the Pope Ranch. Local fire departments were the first resources on scene and called for assistance from the Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS). TAMFS and the Local IC are working in unified command, Fire crews are currently constructing containment line around the fire with heavy equipment with the support of engines. Aircraft was utilized on the fire.
Update May 18th 11:00- mechanized equipment is continuing to build and improve containment lines, engine are mopping up, patrolling line and working areas of concern. A helicopter has been assigned to the fire for bucket work. Fire Behavior observed yesterday- crown runs in the junipers and short range spotting (800').  Today's weather is of concern with continued high temperatures, low relative humidity and drying winds.
Update May 19th 8:25 pm- containment lines established around fire perimeter, engine continue to patrol and mop up heat along the containment lines.  Single tree torching was observed throughout the day.  
Heat Advisory was posted for the area today 

Update May 20th 11:30 am- Engines continue to patrol and mop up heat along the containment lines.  Heat advisory for the area. 
Heat Advisory was posted for the area today  
Update May 20th 2:15 pm- Engines continue to patrol and mop up heat along the containment lines.  Junipers are holding heat in duff and significant drying in the fire cured canopy.  These will remain areas of holding concern throughout the day. Heat advisory for the area. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday May 11th, 2022 approx. 04:45 PM
LocationApproximately 24 miles southeast of Eldorado, Texas
Incident CommanderCarrera, Texas A&M Forest Service
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates30.729 latitude, -100.234 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel46
Size2,530 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

tall grass, brush

Significant Events

Fire is contained and in monitor status


Planned Actions

engines working in a patrol and mop up status,

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