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Rolling Pines Fire

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

January 20, 2022: Morning Update

Rolling Pines Fire Wildfire
News – 1/20/2022

Rolling Pines Fire Update
January 20, 2022
Size: 783 acres
Containment: 58%
Date Started: January 18, 2022 
Cause: Under Investigation 
Fire leadership gave a detailed morning operational briefing to resources who will continue to work on the Rolling Pines Fire today. Foremost, the containment lines held during the wind event last night. Heavy woody debris that would have continued to smolder and produce smoke for multiple days was more fully consumed overnight due to those higher winds.Night shift patrolled and continued mop up. Day shift will continue that mission, securing containment lines specifically focusing on the southern edge. We have had no reports of injuries or damage to residential structures. All evacuations and public road closures from this fire were lifted by yesterday afternoon. Between local and state resources, there are approximately 190 personnel responding, including fire engines, heavy equipment, law enforcement and overhead. Aviation resources will continue to be available today, staged at ABIA and in Abilene. A plane will fly overhead midmorning to provide increased situational awareness to ground leadership.Please continue to use extreme caution when driving along Highway 21 and in the impacted neighborhoods.