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Boldt Fire

Unit Information

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

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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. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman
Date of OriginSaturday July 30th, 2022 approx. 02:45 PM
LocationBoldt Road, Cuero, DeWitt County
Incident CommanderD. Cedeno Texas A&M Forestry
Incident DescriptionWildfire which spread to a pasture and burned into heavier fuels
Coordinates29.169 latitude, -97.429 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel4
Size326 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

short and tall grass with a mixture of heavy brush

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will continue to mop-up and strengthen containment lines and eliminate hazard trees.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.

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