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Event Details

Event Wildfire
State TEXAS
County/Area BROOKS
WFO BRO
Begin Date 02/01/2011 13:00:00 CST-6
End Date 02/01/2011 23:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative The combination of dry ground, gusty north winds, and falling humidity behind a strong cold front aided rapid growth of a wildfire across the Deep South Texas Brush Country during the afternoon and early evening of February 1st 2011.
Event Narrative A brush fire began in Brooks County during the early afternoon of February 1st, rapidly spreading to more than 800 acres. At approximately 1:30 pm, a fire was noted near the intersection of State Road 285, County Road 107, and Farm to Market Road 339 approximately 15 miles west-northwest of Falfurrias, just south of the Brooks/Duval County line. Gusty north winds in excess of 25 mph combined with cured fuels and humidity falling near or below 30 percent aided the accelerated growth. The cause of the fire was unknown cause of the fire.

One residential structure with 1000 gallon gasoline and 500 gallon diesel tanks was threatened, but saved. The fire came within one half mile of the building. Texas Forest Service sent a Task Force to the scene and used bulldozers to clear the area around home and tanks. No injuries were noted. As of 7 PM, the fire was 50% controlled at this time. Responding agencies included: Brooks County Volunteer Fire Department, Jim Hogg County Volunteer Fire Department, Ben Bolt Volunteer Fire Department, Alice Fire Department, Premont Volunteer Fire Department, Falfurrias Volunteer Fire Department, and Highway Patrol Falfurrias.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS (ZONE) BROOKS (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 13:00 CST-6 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K