On August 3, 2022 a wildfire started just north of Tolar, Texas. The fire grew quickly and established itself in thick oak and juniper brush. Local volunteer fire departments responded and began suppressing the fire. Departments from across Hood county responded to Tolar fire department's request for assistance to help attack this fire. Texas A&M Forest Service was requested to bring aerial resources and heavy equipment to assist local departments and are now working in Unified command with Hood County Fire Marshal's office. High temperatures and high winds will continue to drive fires and cry already critically dry fuels.
With the large number of aerial resources on scene and drones in the air will quickly cause all air operations to cease. Aircraft pilots can not easily see drones in the air and impact with these small objects can cause severe damage.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 03rd, 2022 approx. 02:00 PM|
|Location||2 miles north of Tolar, Texas|
|Incident Commander||Ryan Monzingo, Texas A&M Forest Service|
|Incident Description||Wildfire burning in oak and juniper brush|
|Coordinates||32.416 latitude, -97.918 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Thick oak and juniper brush, tall grass, and small grass
Fire showed some spotting and moderate fire behavior today
Crews are patrolling around the perimeter identifying any heats and extinguishing them.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Fire will continue to smolder and smoke inside the containment lines.
The winds are currently light out of the east-southeast with RH around 60 percent. Today will be hot, dry, and breezy with the temperature climbing into the low-mid 100s later this afternoon.
RH will fall to around 23 percent by 1600. The winds will briefly become out of the south-southwest by 0900 before becoming out of the southeast early this afternoon. Wind speeds will increase for several hours this evening before weakening late tonight. Better RH recovery is expected tonight, peaking around 75 percent by daybreak Saturday. Saturday will be another hot, dry, and breezy day but with slightly lower temperatures and slightly higher humidity.