At approximately 5:00 pm on May 11th, the Johnson Fork Fire ignited in Kimble County. Local fire departments were the first resources on scene and requested assistance from the Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS). TAMFS and the Local IC worked in unified command, Fire crews constructed containment line around the fire with heavy equipment with the support of engines. Aircraft was utilized on the fire. Interior pockets holding heat were of concern.
With critical fire weather in the region today, the fire became active and made a run outside the containment lines on the North end of the fire at 4:26pm. Local department returned to fire and requested support of the Texas A&M Forest Service. Crews are on scene and working to contain the escape. TAMFS IC and Local IC are working in unified command. Heavy equipment is constructing line with the support of engines. Aircraft was utilized on this fire.
Update May 20th @11:30 am- Crews continue to staff the fire. Engines are patrolling and mopping up heat along the line. Weather concerns: High temperatures, low relative humidity and gusty winds.
Update May 20th @2:00 pm- Fire is 100% contained and in monitor status.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday May 11th, 2022 approx. 04:45 PM|
|Incident Commander||Steven Willingham, Texas A&M Forest Service|
|Coordinates||29.12 latitude, -98.841 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
heavy brush, grass
|Projected Incident Activity|
acres changed due to more accurate mapping
Hot Temps, Low RH, dry winds