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Fountain Creek Fire

Unit Information

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

This incident is no longer being updated.

On Monday August 8th, 2022 at 9:30 pm, Texas A&M Forest Service was requested to assist with a fast moving wildfire near Groveton, TX in Trinity County. Crews arrived on scene and found moderate to high wildfire activity in young pine plantations. No homes were immediately threatened, and no evacuations were ordered or reported.
Crews were able to stop forward progression of the fire late into the night, and managed to increase the containment to 80% before leaving the scene with only smoldering fire activity remaining. At 8:00am the next morning, dozer crews returned on scene to continue progression on the containment lines, and strengthen existing dozer lines.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday August 08th, 2022 approx. 07:30 PM
LocationGroveton, Texas
Incident CommanderBryan Young, Texas A&M Forest Service
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates31.004 latitude, -95.183 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel12
Size514 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter in understory

Significant Events

Fire is smoldering with interior heavy fuels continuing to produce smoke

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to build and improve containment lines and monitor for spot fires.

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