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Colony Fire

Unit Information

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

Colony Fire 8/3/2022 7:00 pm

Colony Fire Wildfire
News – 8/3/2022

Colony Fire August 3, 2022 7:00pm Update

Size: 300 acres
Containment: 0%
Cause: Under Investigation
Start Date: August 3, 2022

Current Situation 
Currently resources are engaged constructing line with dozers around the perimeter of the fire to slow fire growth and eventually stop forward progression of the fire. Engines from departments across Hood county as well as resources from Erath county, and Texas A&M Forest Service are working around these dozer lines putting out any active flames they can see and lower the fire activity and ensure that the fires stays within the dozer lines. Aerial resources have been effective in lowering fire activity, giving ground resources time to construct line and increase firefighter safety.

Evacuations and Closures: 
At this time Colony Road is closed from Tolar Highway to the railroad tracks. There are no evacuations at this time. 

Injuries and Damages: 
There have been three firefighters injured at this time. One of them received burns and was airlifted to Parkland hospital. the other two firefighters suffered heat injuries and were treated on scene. No structures have been damaged at this time. There has been a fire truck damaged. For more information on the firefighters and engine check see the Hood county, Texas Facebook page for specifics.