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.
|Current as of||Tue, 09/06/2022 - 10:02|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||Throckmorton County, 10 miles West of Throckmorton South of HWY 380.|
|Incident Commander||Wayne Rushing, Florida Division of Forestry|
33° 7' 23'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Mesquite Brush and Grass
Engine crews will continue to mop up and patrol containment lines, dozer crews will improve lines where needed.
Expect hot and dry conditions to persist across the fire area