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Gas Plant 2 Fire

Unit Information

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

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Request for assistance from local fire department to Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) was received at approximately 4:13 pm on June 30, 2022.  The fire is located in the area of Gas Plant Road near the town of Silver, Coke County, Texas. Resources from the TAMFS San Angelo which includes engines, dozers and hand-crew module are assigned to the fire.  TAMFS Incident Commander (IC) is working in unified command with local IC.  The fire is reported to be 300 acres with active fire behavior burning in grass, juniper and mesquite.  Currently one ranch is threatened. Aerial resources have been assigned to the fire.  This includes Aerial Supervision Platform, Lead Plane, 4 Airtankers and Air Bosses.  

Concerns are fire's resistance to control, extended drought, dry vegetation and high temperatures

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday June 30th, 2022 approx. 04:15 PM
Locationnear Silver, Coke County, Texas
Incident CommanderCody Lambert, Texas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates32.052 latitude, -100.679 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel54
Size289 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

drought cured grass, juniper, mesquite

Significant Events

active fire behavior, suppression of fire beginning

Outlook

Planned Actions

Construct containment line, use of aviation assets to slow fire progression, work as direct as fire behavior allows and indirect as needed

Projected Incident Activity

continue to construct and improve line, patrol/mop up, use aviation resources as needed

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High Temperatures

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