Tuesday wildfire update

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 6:03pm

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to12 fires for 16,892 acres.

Today the Texas Forest Service responded to seven new calls for assistance from local fire departments.

New Fires:

Kerr County, Schoelzzow Fire - 250 acres. Located 16 miles southwest of Hunt. Air attack and single-engine air tankers responding.

Stephens County, Lucas Fire - 150 acres. Located 6 miles southwest of Caddo. TFS resources: air attack, helicopter. Local resources on scene.

Panola County, No. 106 - 1 acre; no further information.

Cass County No. 141 - 1 acre; controlled.

Newton County, No. 238 - 10 acres; controlled.

Angelina County No. 239 - 78 acres.

Tyler County No. 240 - 10 acres; controlled.

Fire Previously Reported:

Tom Green County, Encino Fire -11,000 acres; lightning caused; 40 percent contained. TFS resources: Engines, Bulldozers, Air Tankers.

Coke County, Wildcat Fire - Located 4 miles south of Eldorado; 540 acres; 50 percent contained; lightning caused.

Kent County, Cooper Mountain Ranch Fire - Located 14 miles south of Clairemont. 1,616 acres; 25 percent contained; TFS resources on scene: bulldozers, engines, air tankers..

Terrell County, Cannon Fire - Lightning caused, no further information.

Crockett County, Sutton Fire - Lightning caused; no further information.

Harrison County, 2 acres burned; controlled.

Trans-Pecos Complex

*Brewster County, Roper Fire - Located 5 miles northeast of Alpine. 25,000 acres. 98 percent contained. TFS resources include: Bulldozers and engines.

*Midland County, Hickman Fire - 16,500 acres; 98 percent contained. 34 homes lost - 500 evacuations. TFS resources include: Air tankers; helicopters; bulldozers; engines.

*Presidio County, Rock House Fire - 120,000 acres; 0 percent contained. 40-50 homes lost. TFS resources include 20 person crews; bulldozers; engines; air tankers.

Angelina County, No. 231 - 129 acres; 100 percent contained; 11 structures threatened; 1 camper lost.

Polk County, No. 234 - 7 acres; contained.

Eastland/Stephens/Palo Pinto Counties, Hohertz Fire - 2,100 acres; located 9 miles NW of Strawn; 100 percent contained.

Garza/Grosby Counties, Killough Fire - 35,484 acres; 90 percent contained. TFS resources include: bulldozers; engines; air tankers.

Stonewall/Knox/King Counties, Swenson Fire - 103,384 acres; 90 percent contained. 160 homes saved.

Palo Pinto County, Hohertz Fire - 2,100 acres; 100 percent contained.

Pecos County, Cannon Fire - 4,500 acres; lightning caused. TFS resources include air attack and two single-engine air tankers (SEATs).

From Texas Forest Service



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