Tuesday wildfire update
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.
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.
*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