The Miller Fire, located off Highway 281 near Falfurrias in Brooks County, started on the afternoon of March 4, 2022. Multiple local fire departments responded to assist with the wildfire along with state resources from Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS). Texas A&M Forest Service is currently in unified command with the local jurisdiction.
The fire ignited under warm, dry, and conditions with dry vegetation and was actively burning with extreme fire behavior. Coordinated efforts from aerial and ground resources proved to be very effective in slowing fire progression. Aviation resources, including three Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), a Type 1 Helicopter, and an Air Attack (AA) assisted ground crews with retardant and water drops to slow the spread of the fire and protect residential structures. Forward progression was stopped.
A shelter has been set up at the Ed Rachel Memorial Library located at 203 S Calixto Ave in Falfurrias. American Red Cross is staged at the shelter to assist displaced citizens.
|Current as of||Thu, 03/17/2022 - 08:30|
|Date of Origin|
|Incident Commander||Andy McCrady, Texas A&M Forest Service|
27° 11' 51'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Grass and brush