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Crittenberg Complex Fire Update March 30, 11:30 am
News - 03/30/2022
Size: Estimated 33,175 acres
Texas A&M Forest Service personnel were requested by Fort Hood officials to the Crittenberg Complex Fire in Coryell County on March 27, 2022 during warm, dry and windy conditions. Critically dry grass and shrub vegetation supported the growth of the fire with some spotting of flammable materials ahead of the flaming front.
Yesterday, containment on the Crittenberg Fire increased to 80%, acreage remains at 33,175. Operational tactics focused on engines patrolling completed containment lines on the private sector, as well as on the installation. Heavy equipment continued to work on constructing containment lines on the installation. Helicopters made bucket drops on remaining hot spots throughout the day.
Today, resources will continue patrolling all containment lines. Heavy equipment will continue construction of containment lines on the installation.
Wetting rainfall overnight helped fire fighters with suppression efforts. Winds today will shift to the north at 10-15 mph, gusting at 30 mph.
Evacuations and Road Closures:
There are no evacuations at this time.
Community volunteers are publishing emergency information on https://www.facebook.com/CoryellEmergencyManagementVolunteers. Residents are encouraged to sign up for CodeRed emergency notification system at https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/bff2144c1ee5.
Damages and Injuries:
There are no current reports of injuries or damage to private structures.