Mesquite Heat Fire Update , May 20 at 10:00 PM
May 20, 2022
Size: 9613 acres
Road Closures and Evacuations: Braune Rd, Hidden Valley Drive, US HWY 277
Structures lost: 27
The Mesquite Heat Fire showed very little activity today, a few flare ups on the West end and unburnt pockets of fuel most of which where interior occurred, and 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 with a heavy focus on the southern flank in preparation for the predicted cold front tomorrow morning which will bring winds from the North, engines and air craft where very quick to engage any flare ups that occurred. The post fire assessment team has completed work on assessing and documenting the structures that where lost or damaged.
Evacuations are still in place with limited access for Country Place South to FM 89, South of FM 1235, Hillside Rd, Denton Valley Rd, Braune Rd and CR 297.