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Ranger Creek Fire

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Unit Information

College Station, 
College Station, 

Incident Contacts

Stuart Morris
Phone: 9362177013
Hours: SS 9-9p

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 Texas A&M Forest Service was requested by Throckmorton VFD to assist on a large fire in Throckmorton County between the towns of Throckmorton and Haskell. Originally the fire was estimated to be approximately 500 acres by the fire department with extreme fire activity, due to it being late in the day, aviation resources were unable to be utilized, but ground resources began constructing containment line around the fire.

Dozer and engine crews worked through the night as the fire grew to 1800 acres up to HWY 380, but did not cross, fire activity moderated through the night allowing crews to make good progress raising the containment to 40% by this morning. An additional dozer crew with two engine strike teams will be transitioning operations this morning and will continue to staff the fire through today.

Basic Information
Current as of Tue, 09/06/2022 - 10:02
Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin
Location Throckmorton County, 10 miles West of Throckmorton South of HWY 380.
Incident Commander Wayne Rushing, Florida Division of Forestry
Coordinates 33° 7' 23'' Latitude
-99° 22'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Size 3,237 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 100%
Fuels Involved

Mesquite Brush and Grass

Planned Actions

Engine crews will continue to mop up and patrol containment lines, dozer crews will improve lines where needed.

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

Expect hot and dry conditions to persist across the fire area
today. Currently at the Throckmorton West Texas Mesonet the temperature is 77 degrees. The relative humidity is 70 percent, and winds are out of the south at 7 mph. RH values will drop to around 40 percent by noon and 35 percent by around 2 PM. Winds will veer to the southwest later this morning and then turn out of the southeast early this afternoon. 20 foot wind speeds will remain around 10 to 15 mph through most of the afternoon and
evening, with occasional gusts to 20 mph. No rain is expected