Due to so many wildfires and so time consuming to separate them all, we combining them into a single post. Here is a combined list for all wildfires in the State of Texas for Monday, April 16, 2018.
The Carbon Fire is on managed land by the TX A&M Forest Service and mutual aid on-scene assisting with this fire. Fire behavior is moderate. This fire also started on private land and is located 7 miles east of Shamrock. 12,530 acres have been scorched but there is a 75% containment status. 3 personnel with further resources are on the fire line. There are still structures being threatened. $1,000 cost-to-date have been reached.
The 2473 Fire is located in Gray County, TX. The fire is estimated at 800 acres with an 80% containment status. Moderate fire behavior with 2 structures are currently under threat. Crews are working on structure protecting and improving containment lines.
The CR 205 Fire is located 18 miles NW of Ozona and is managed by the TX A&M Forest Service. There has been 2,500 acres of tall grass and brush that has been destroyed. There is an 80% containment status. Moderate fire behavior is reported. 9 personnel are assigned with no additional resources or equipment. Structures are under threat. Costs-to-dates have reached $1,000 as of this posting date and time.
This wildfire is located 11 miles NE of Shamrock. At the moment, there have been 1,386 acres of tall grass that has been scorched. Fire crews have a 95% containment status. Structures are under threat. Fire behavior is minimal. 19 personnel with 2 engines are assigned. There has been a $1,000 CTD reached.
The Harbor Bay Fire is burning 1 mile south of Mason that started on private land and has destroyed 1,109 acres of brush and tall grass. Fire behavior remains moderate but there is a 90% containment status. Structures are under threat. 8 structures were previously lost.
The High Plains Fire is located in Hutchinson County with an estimated 700 – 800 acre fire that has a 30% containment status. Forward progression has been stopped but 20-30 homes are still considered being threatened. 0 have been lost or reported as damaged. Multiple aircraft are helping with fire suppression efforts.
Located 2 miles south of Wellington is being handled by resources by the Texas A&M Forest Service along with mutual aid resources. This fire was started on private land. There has been 26,979 acres of land destroyed and fire behavior is active. There is a 75% containment status. 14 personnel are assigned with 1 engine. Structures are under threat with 21 already lost. $1,000 cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment status have been reached.
The Walston Fire also started on private land and is located 1 mile south of Mason. There has been 1,700 acres of tall grass and brush that have been consumed by the fire. However, there is a 40% containment status. Fire behavior remains active. 43 personnel are assigned along with 8 engines. Cost-to-date expenses are $1,000.
Weather forecasters are warning those who play, visit, work and live to extremely careful with fire as there is a high probability of a significant wildfire outbreak in West Texas and in the Panhandle on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. These alerts are being elevated to critical wildfire conditions listing areas of concern for the Amarillo, Ft. Stockton and the Midland/Odessa areas. http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=28344
We are using the above wildfires that have their respected hashtagged fire names listed. Additionally, we are using #TXwildfire2018 to help us track them during this Fire Season.
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