Size: Est. 1,200 acres
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.
At this time three outbuildings have been confirmed lost along with four commercial 18-wheelers.