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Dry Branch Fire

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

This incident is no longer being updated.

The Dry Branch Fire started on May 18 at approximately 3:30pm. Local fire departments requested assistance from Texas A&M Forest Service after 4pm. The fire is burning north of Star in Hamilton County.

Initial reports of structures threatened has quickly evolved into mandatory evacuations throughout the area. Evacuations are currently ongoing on FM 2005 between 1047 and CR 511.

Crews are focused on operations related to life safety and structure protection, and containment line creation where possible.

State resources are working in unified command with local responders.
Update May 20th 11:30 am- Mechanized equipment continues to improve containment lines, engines are patrolling lines and mopping up heat.  Weather concerns are high temperatures, low relative humidity and higher winds over the fire. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginWednesday May 18th, 2022 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationHamilton County
Incident CommanderStephen Tanner, Texas A&M Forest Service-Joey Rodrigues, ICT4 Trainee
Incident Descriptionwildfire
Coordinates31.509 latitude, -98.283 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel22
Size1,047 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

grass and juniper

Significant Events

contained and in monitor status

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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