March 21, 2022 – 1900 hours PT
All Texan wildfires have been grouped together due to the high number of wildfires breaking out all over the State into a single post. This may be a big post as the fires continue to break out. Hold on to your hats, y’all.
How to Report Property Damage from Wildfires. Check out this Official Press Release from TDEM. Website: https://www.tdem.texas.gov/press-release/03-20-2022
Found Pets and Adopt-A-Pet — City of Eastland Animal Shelter. Facebook: @eastland.shelter (https://www.facebook.com/eastland.shelter/) Phone: 254-629-1700, option 2 to make an appointment.
Damage Surveys — State of Texas via the TX Division of Emergency Management. The tool is called the TDEM iSTAT. Website: https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/?fbclid=IwAR3k5HNqnizzMSat9UnikQUas_KdHm0gLyIoOI7NGeCuHegR-g4dME4ftfc
Wells 2 Fire — The Wells 2 Fire is located off of FM440, just east of Holliday in Archer County which started on Sunday, March 20th around 1400 hours CDT. TX A&M Forest Service resources were requested for assistance. The fire has now been fully contained after burning 1,027 acres.
Oak Mott Fire — The Oak Mott Fire has burned about 4,031 acres and has a 75% containment status.
Ramsey Fire — The Ramsey Fire started on Sunday, March 20th around 1300 hours CDT, just west of the town of Blanket due to power lines arcing from high winds. Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) was requested for assistance at which time the fire had consumed 800 acres with a 0% containment status. Fire behavior was very active as it moved through thick brush and rough terrain. Today on Monday, March 21, 2022, the fire has burned almost more than 1.5 times it was yesterday, with a total amount of 1,800 acres. The containment status is now at 60%. They are in Unified Command with local fire agencies. Voluntary evacuations took place in the town of May. No reports of structures damaged or lost at this time.
Big L Fire — The Big L Fire has now reached 10,366 acres scorched and has a 50% containment status.
Eastland Complex — 54,463 total acres, 60% contained. Has seven separate wildfires include which are being managed under this complex incident: Kidd, Blowing Basin, Cedar Mtn, Oak Mott, Wheat Field, Mangum, and Walling Fires. Fire behavior remains as moderate with group torching, wind-driven crown runs, and short-range spotting. Transitioned over to a Type 3 IMT on March 20th. Crews are working on constructing containment line and actively engage in patrol and mop-up operations.
Blowing Basin Fire — Currently, the fire has burned 258 acres and has a 60% containment status. This incident is located on FM 2731 and CR 230 between Hwy 183 and Hwy 206 in Cross Plains, TX.
Cedar Mtn Fire — The Cedar Mtn Fire is now at 179 acres with a 40% containment status. This fire incident ignited before 1600 CDT in Eastland County, TX. Fire behavior was active on Sunday but rain fell over the fire line helping with suppression and containment efforts. One structure has been reported lost. It is located in Cisco and Eastland Counties.
Kidd Fire — The Kidd Fire is located in Carbon and Gorman. Fire has burned 42,333 acres and has a 40% containment status. There has been a report of 142 structures lost.
Mangum Fire — 11 acres. 95% containment. The fire is almost fully contained which is great news for fire personnel. This fire is burning near the Kidd Fire as a separate start. It showed a lot of active fire behavior on Sunday but has cooled down to a moderate status enabling firefighters to get a handle on suppression efforts.
Oak Mott Fire — The fire has burned 4,031 acres and is now 80% contained. This fire is located southeast of Rising Star, TX. Six structures have been lost.
Walling Fire — The Walling Fire has consumed 383 acres and is located west of Nimrod, TX. It is currently 100% contained.
Wheat Field Fire — 7,268 acres and 55% contained. This incident is located northwest of Rising Star, TX. 7 structures have been lost. Some rain fell over the fire line helping suppress some fire activity.
Domingo Fire — Fire Officials report this fire is currently under control and 100% contained. About 26.6 acres were consumed.
JIM WELLS COUNTY
Loma East Fire — This fire is located west of Alice off of Country Road, north of Hwy 44. It has burned 461 acres of grass and brush and has reached an 80% containment status. Forward progression has been stopped. The TFS IC Jon Holter is in Unified Command with local Fire Departments.
White Tree Fire — The White Tree Fire has been fully contained and 40 acres have been burned. This is still an active fire incident.
Marion 1009 Fire —
Three Sections Fire
The Three Sections Fire started on Sunday, March 20th from an unknown cause. It is currently 300 acres in size and has a 60% containment status.
Rifle Club Fire — This fire has now been almost fully contained at 95% with 106 acres consumed.
Crews Gap Fire — Fire Officials are reporting this wildfire is almost fully contained and resources have reached a 90% containment status. 8,100 acres have been destroyed. This wildfire is located along the Runnels and Coleman County line, which started on March 14, 2022, around 1500 CDT. There are currently 34 total personnel actively engaged on this incident.
TOM GREEN COUNTY
Torres Fire — The Torres Fire does not currently have a full number of acres burned but is considered as an active fire with a 0% containment status.
HELPING OTHERS IN A BIG TEXAS KIND OF WAY
Austin Disaster Relief Network
Some don’t need capes as these amazing people are showing in this photo.
The Austin Disaster Relief Network donated over 100 hygiene kits and other supplies at the Myrtle Wilks Community Center in Cisco on March 19th.
Donation Site: https://adrn.org/eastlandfire/
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