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Chalk Mountain Fire

Unit Information

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

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Unburned pockets of fuel within fire perimeter.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Chalk Mountain Fire started on July 18, 2022 at approximately 2:30 p.m. at the 8200 block of U Hwy 67 and CR 1004 Glen Rose, Texas in Somervell County. The Southern Area Type-1 Blue Team assumed command of the fire on July 20, 2022 and is working with multiple resources, including the Texas A&M Forest Service and numerous local fire departments, to contain the fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday July 18th, 2022 approx. 03:15 PM
Location4.6 miles southwest of Glen Rose, Texas in Somervell County
Incident CommanderMark Morales
Incident DescriptionWildfire burning in Somervell County, Texas.
Coordinates32.188 latitude, -97.868 longitude

Current Situation

Size6,755 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short grass, brush, juniper

Significant Events

Fire conditions throughout the region remain at an elevated state.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will mop-up remaining hotspots on the interior of the fire with a continued focus on gridding in areas near homes. The eastern and western edges of the fire are being monitored for remaining hotspots.

Projected Incident Activity

Firefighters will continue gridding and searching for hotspots until full containment is achieved.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry conditions will persist throughout the area for the foreseeable future.