Buckshot Fire Update
June 30, 2022 11:15 am
Size: est. 300 acres
Texas A&M Forest Service firefighters responded to a request for assistance in Kerr County on the Buckshot Fire. The fire ignited on the afternoon of June 29, 2022 under elevated fire danger and dry conditions.
Yesterday, multiple suppression aircraft responded to the fire to assist ground resources with slowing fire spread. Crews worked to increase containment by building fireline around the perimeter. Crews continued this work into the evening and little to no fire activity was observed overnight.
This morning, crews observed minimal smoke across the fire area. The plan is to continue building containment line and mitigating any hotspots or issues that may pose a threat to containment.
Weather: Light easterly winds will become light southerly around mid Thursday morning as a moisture-laden Gulf airmass works its way north into the area. Dewpoints will be slow to climb for areas west of I-35, so minimum RH values will likely still fall into the 25 to 30 percent range Thursday afternoon. RH will then climb to around 90 percent late Thursday night/Friday morning, before dropping to a minimum of 35-40 percent during peak heating hours on Friday. Unfortunately, it looks like rain chances both today and tomorrow will likely remain east of the I-35 corridor.
Evacuations and Closures: There are currently no evacuations or road closures in place for the fire area.
Damages and Injuries: No damage to structures or infrastructure have been reported. No injuries have been reported.