UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 15 fires for 2,657 acres.
Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 8 requests for assistance from local fire departments.
Jasper County, # 213 - TFS responded to a 2 acre fire; controlled at 3:30 pm.
Cass County, Fire # 127 - TFS responded to a 3 acre fire to assist the Douglasville Fire Dept. The fire was lightning caused and controlled at 10:00 am.
Liberty County, Fire # 211 - TFS responded to an 8 acre fire; believed to be a catch-out.
Montgomery County, # 212 - TFS responded to a 2 acre fire;.children caused; controlled at 2:30 pm.
Taylor County, Fulwiler Fire - Located 3 miles east of Tye. 27 homes and 20 structures were threatened and saved. Tye Fire Dept.and the TFS responded. The fire is 40 acres and 100% contained at 5:00 pm.
Angelina County, # 214 - TFS responded to a 2 acre fire; lightning caused; controlled at 4:15 pm. .
Rusk CNTY, Fire # 95 - Air Detection reported fire. TFS responded to a 4 acre fire; lightning caused; controlled at 4:00 pm.
Red River County, Fire # 128 - No structures threatened: 10 acres; 100% contained at 3:30 pm.
Fires previously reported:
Crane County, West Crane Fire - 400 acres; 1 structure threatened and saved; 100% contained.
Webb County, El Cenizo - 7 homes lost; 1 auto repair shop lost. 110 structures were threatened and saved. 27 acres; 100% contained.
Travis County, Nameless Road Fire - 15 acres; 10 structures threatened and saved; 90% contained .
Archer County, Flying M Fire - TFS responded to a 75 acre fire; 100% contained. Cause: breaker box on oil rig.
Archer County, Magg Fire - TFS bulldozer responded to a 75 acre fire north of Archer City. 10 homes threatened and saved. 100% contained.
Yoakum County, East Plains Complex - Three fires totaling 652 acres; 3 evacuations; 100% contained.
Ector County, Bates Field Fire - 3200 acres; 90% contained; TFS bulldozers and engines will continue mop-up operations.
Garza County, Justiceburg Fire - 6,000 acres; 100% contained; 20 homes were threatened and saved; 400 RVs threatened and saved.
Brown County, Camp Bowie Fire - TFS and the Army National Guard continue to work on the 2,955 acre fire on the Texas Army National Guard Training Facility. The fire is 90% contained.