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Dempsey Fire

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

Incident Contacts

Stuart Morris
Phone: 936 217 7013

Kiley Moran
Phone: 2544578075

Highlighted Activity

06/25/2022 Dempsey Fire Update 6/25/22 9:00AM
DEMPSEY FIRESize: 6,500 acresContainment: 12%Cause: Undetermined Date Started: June 23, 2022The Dempsey Fire has showed extreme fire activity well into the night and only slowed down with high.
News - 06/25/2022
Map of the Fire as of 9:00AM on Saturday, June 25thImage options: [ Full Size ]

On June 24th at approximately 2:30 pm the Texas A&M Forest Service responded to a request for assistance on a wildfire in Palo Pinto County. The Dempsey fire is located approximately 10 miles south of Graford, TX. Departments from Palo Pinto, Parker, and Erath counties have been on scene to assist with suppression efforts. Texas A&M Forest Service is working in unified command with local jurisdiction. A temporary flight restriction (TFR) has been put in place over the fire until June 27th due to aircraft being used in suppression efforts.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday June 23rd, 2022 approx. 02:30 PM
LocationPalo Pinto County
Incident CommanderJames Thornock, USFS
Coordinates32.801 latitude, -98.251 longitude

Current Situation

Size6,500 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained12%
Fuels Involved

Grass and heavy juniper mixed with hardwoods

Significant Events

The Fire jumped the Brazos River last night and continued pushing northwest jumping FM Rd 4 and Fortune Bend Rd. high humidity slowed fire activity early this morning.


Planned Actions

Dozers will continue constructing containment lines while engines will patrol containment lines to prevent spot fires over the fire line and perform structure protection. Aircraft will continue to support ground resources with retardant drops and air attack.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The combination of hot triple digit temperatures, low RH values,

and high ERCs will combine with south winds below 10mph, becoming

southeast 10 to 15 mph and gusty to result in elevated to high

fire weather concerns along and west of the I-35 corridor. A Grass

Fire Danger Statement is in effect today.