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Slab Road Fire

Unit Information

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

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The Slab Fire started on May 17th, 2022. Multiple fires started near the intersection of State Highway 71 at FM 2233 due to a roadside start along the highway. TAMFS is in unified command with local resources who are managing the Sandstone Mountain Fire estimated at 100 acres, with a local incident commander. Air resources were immediately requested but all aviation resources were committed to active fires in the state. One air-attack platform was able to fly the fire en route from working another fire to give ground resources an update at 8:00pm.

Upon arrival the TAMFS Lost Pines Task Force found the Slab Fire to be approximately 50 acres with no containment, and minimal fire activity. TAMFS heavy equipment will work to build containment perimeter along the fire, and work with local engines to hold containment lines. Elevated to near critical fire weather is expected to remain in the fire area this week. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseRoadside Ignition
Location10 miles southeast of Llano, TX
Incident CommanderZach Wilkerson, Texas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates30.694 latitude, -98.563 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size57 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short grass, brush

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Elevated to near-critical fire weather conditions are forecast this afternoon and early evening, when winds are strongest, gusting at times to 15 to 25 mph, and RH values lowest, in the upper teens.

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Daily Update 05/20/2022 10:00am Announcement - 5/20/2022

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