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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday June 23rd, 2022 approx. 02:30 PM|
|Location||Palo Pinto County|
|Incident Commander||James Thornock, USFS|
|Coordinates||32.801 latitude, -98.251 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||12%|
Grass and heavy juniper mixed with hardwoods
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.
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.
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.