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Helium Fire

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

Helium Fire May 9, 2022, 11:00 pm

Helium Fire Wildfire
News – 5/9/2022

  Helium Fire

 3,264 (Mapped) acres
Containment: 80%
Cause: Powerline Failure
Location: Masterson Tx, Moore County

  Forward progression of the fire has been stopped and crews were able to construct line along the entirety of the fire. High winds drove the fire east jumping highway 87 and FM 1913. Aircraft was utilized heavily on the left flank of the fire with retardant drops. Resources who assisted with the fire consisted of Dumas Fire Department, TAMFS, Potter County Fire/Rescue, Channing Volunteer Fire Dept. Fritch Volunteer Fire Dept. Cactus Fire Dept. Stinnet Volunteer Fire Dept. National Parks Service, Moore County, Scout Oil and Gas and 8 private engines.

 Closures and Evacuations 
 All evacuations and road closures have been lifted.

Four abandoned factory warehouses, two abandoned coolant towers. All structures were abandoned helium plant infrastructure along with six commercial 18-wheeler tractor trailers. Total number of structures saved is 32.