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Mesquite Heat Fire

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

Mesquite Heat Fire Update, May 19 at 10:00PM

Mesquite Heat Fire Wildfire
News – 5/19/2022

Mesquite Heat Fire Update , May 19 at 9:00 AM

May 19, 2022
9:00 pm 
 
Size: 9613 acres
Containment: 25%
Road Closures and Evacuations: Braune Rd, Hidden Valley Drive, US HWY 277
Structures lost: 27

The Mesquite Heat Fire showed much less activity than expected throughout the day, a few flare ups on the West end of the fire occurred, but crews where able to handle those areas with assistance of air craft.

This afternoon winds had continued coming from the South at 10-20 MPH which led to very little fire progression throughout the day.
Crews continued to construct containment line along the perimeter of the fire while receiving overhead support from aircraft, engines and air craft where also very quick to engage any flare ups that occurred. a post fire assessment team has also been working to assess and document structures that where lost or damaged.

Evacuations are still in place for Country Place South to FM 89, South of FM 1235, Hillside Rd, Denton Valley Rd, Braune Rd and CR 297.