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High Point Fire

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Stuart Morris
Email: stuart.morris@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 9362177013
Hours: SS 9-9P

Fire map of the High Point Fire, 8/6/22 12:00Image options: [ Full Size ]

 Friday August 5th Texas A&M Forest Service received a request for assistance from Gorman Volunteer Fire Department for a wildfire located in Eastland County northeast of Gorman. Upon initial size up the fire is at 100 acres with moderate to extreme fire behavior, aircraft has been requested to assist ground resources with slowing the flanks and head of the fire. Dozers are engaging and have begun constructing containment line with holding support from engine crews.

Texas A&M Forest Service is currently working in unified command with local responders and is utilizing air attack for support. Aircraft have made several beneficial drops and fire activity has dropped tremendously at this time. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused, Farm Equipment.
Date of OriginFriday August 05th, 2022 approx. 02:00 PM
LocationEastland County, 7 miles northeast of Gorman off of CoRd 510
Incident CommanderSean Snyder, United States Forest Service
Coordinates32.325 latitude, -98.586 longitude

Current Situation

Size235 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grass, Oak and Brush

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to patrol and mop up fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and generally dry conditions will prevail through this evening

with south-southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. High temperatures around

100 and minimum humidity around 30% can be expected. RH recovery to around 70% is expected Monday morning.