UPDATE: Crews will continue working to mop up and strengthen containment lines around the Boldt Fire. Containment is now listed at 95 percent.
Human activity was responsible for starting a 327-acre wildfire July 30 near Boldt Road in Westhoff, DeWitt County. The fire is believed to have been ignited by chains from a vehicle, which caused sparks to ignite dry grass in a pasture. The fire was pushed by winds gusting up to 25 miles-per-hour from the south/southeast, which had endangered several structures. The fire moved quickly through the fine fuels and brush. The Texas A&M Forest Service worked in a unified command with the Westhoff Volunteer Fire Department. Also assisting were Cuero VFD, Yorktown VFD, Nordhiem VDF, Ander-Weser VFD, Goliad VFD, Schroeder VFD, Meyersvile VFD, Thomaston VFD, Smiley VFD, Nixon VFD, Runge VFD, as well as Yorktown and Cuero Emergency Medical Services. Firefighters were also assisted by Cuero Regional Hospital and Nitro Construction who supplied water to fill fire apparatus. Three dozers were brought in to construct fire containment line around the fire’s flanks, while engine crews extinguished hot spots. Helicopters were called in to conduct aerial suppression on the more active areas of the fire.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday July 30th, 2022 approx. 02:45 PM|
|Location||Boldt Road, Cuero, DeWitt County|
|Incident Commander||D. Cedeno Texas A&M Forestry|
|Incident Description||Wildfire which spread to a pasture and burned into heavier fuels|
|Coordinates||29.169 latitude, -97.429 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
short and tall grass with a mixture of heavy brush
Crews will continue to mop-up and strengthen containment lines and eliminate hazard trees.
Elevated to near critical fire weather conditions will continue this afternoon as minimum humidity values fall to near 30 percent. Southerly winds are predicted to gust to near 25 miles-per-hour locally, with temperatures reaching 103.