The Coconut Fire started 18 miles south of Vernon, on May 17 at approximately 4:30pm. Elevated fire conditions contributed to a rapid spread and significant fire behavior. Texas A&M Forest Service received a request for assistance from local fire department and is currently working in unified command with local responders.
Fire activity has been extreme with rapid spread and crowning in the mesquite brush. Crews are focused on operations related to life safety and will continue with structure protection and line construction.
|Current as of||Mon, 06/13/2022 - 05:19|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||Wilbarger County, 18 miles south of Vernon|
|Incident Commander||Ben Rieck, Texas A&M Forest Service.|
33° 51' 43'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Short Grass (1 foot)
Active, running, and isolated torching observed fire behavior.
Continue with structure protection, line construction, and patrol and mop up until reaching 100% containment.
|Projected Incident Activity||
12 hours: Equipment continues to tie in dozer line, and engine crews are patrolling and mopping up.
Winds will continue to be gusty from the north and northeast today, although temperatures will be much cooler and humidity will not drop as low as in recent days. No significant wind shift is expected today with winds remaining out of the north and northeast. Winds will continue to be gusty after sunset this evening before finally diminishing close to midnight, but again no significant wind shift is expected.