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Ranger Creek 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

Map of the Ranger Creek Fire at 1800 acres and 50% containment as of 8/6/22, 12:00Image options: [ Full Size ]

 Texas A&M Forest Service was requested by Throckmorton VFD to assist on a large fire in Throckmorton County between the towns of Throckmorton and Haskell. Originally the fire was estimated to be approximately 500 acres by the fire department with extreme fire activity, due to it being late in the day, aviation resources were unable to be utilized, but ground resources began constructing containment line around the fire.

Dozer and engine crews worked through the night as the fire grew to 1800 acres up to HWY 380, but did not cross, fire activity moderated through the night allowing crews to make good progress raising the containment to 40% by this morning. An additional dozer crew with two engine strike teams will be transitioning operations this morning and will continue to staff the fire through today.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday August 05th, 2022 approx. 04:00 PM
LocationThrockmorton County, 10 miles West of Throckmorton South of HWY 380.
Incident CommanderWayne Rushing, Florida Division of Forestry
Coordinates33.123 latitude, -99.379 longitude

Current Situation

Size3,237 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Mesquite Brush and Grass

Outlook

Planned Actions

Engine crews will continue to mop up and patrol containment lines, dozer crews will improve lines where needed.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Expect hot and dry conditions to persist across the fire area

today. Currently at the Throckmorton West Texas Mesonet the temperature is 77 degrees. The relative humidity is 70 percent, and winds are out of the south at 7 mph. RH values will drop to around 40 percent by noon and 35 percent by around 2 PM. Winds will veer to the southwest later this morning and then turn out of the southeast early this afternoon. 20 foot wind speeds will remain around 10 to 15 mph through most of the afternoon and

evening, with occasional gusts to 20 mph. No rain is expected

today.