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Helium Fire

Unit Information

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

Helium Fire May 9 2022, 2:00 pm

Helium Fire Wildfire
News – 5/9/2022

 Helium Fire

Size:
 Est. 1,200 acres
Containment: 0%
Cause: Unknown
Location: Masterson Tx, Moore County

  At about 11:00 am, a wildfire had started outside of Masterson in Moore County. The Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) is working in unified command with Dumas Fire Department. Channing Volunteer Fire Department, Potter County Fire/Rescue and National Parks Service are on scene. Fire crews are engaging on both flanks with heavy equipment and engines. Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) have also been utilized and are making retardant drops on the left flank of the fire. Two Large Air Tankers (LATs) are en route from New Mexico to assist. 

Closures and Evacuations 
 Highway 87 at the cross of Helium Plant Rd has been closed to the South. Evacuations have been put in place for residents and businesses in the area around Masterson.

Losses 
At this time three outbuildings have been confirmed lost along with four commercial 18-wheelers.