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Nelson Creek Fire

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Matt Ford
Email: mford@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 281-706-7105
Hours: M-F 8-5p

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Texas A&M Forest Service was requested to a fire approximately 9 miles north of Huntsville, Texas in Walker County. The Nelson Creek Fire was reported on July 18, 2022, at 11:46 am.

The fire is at 1,896 acres due to GPS mapping and 100% containment. No evacuations or road closures occurred on this fire. All state resources have been released and the fire has been turned back to the local unit. Aerial detection flights are scheduled in the region this week and will monitor for any potential restarts. Pending any significant changes in fire activity, this will be the last update for this fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday July 18th, 2022 approx. 11:46 AM
Location9 miles north of Huntsville, Texas
Incident CommanderNicole Lang, Texas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates30.856 latitude, -95.553 longitude

Current Situation

Size1,896 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Mature timber plantation with a dense brush understory.

Significant Events

low fire behavior with few hotspots.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A heat advisory is in effect. Hot and dry conditions will continue and elevated to near critical fire danger will be present again today.