Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Wildfire
County/Area BROOKS
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-02-07 13:30:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-02-08 01:00:00.0 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 Freeze-dried 1 hour and 10 hour fuels combined with gusty north winds and very low humidities to aid rapid spread of a wildfire on the King Ranch during the afternoon and evening of February 7th.
Event Narrative A wildfire, which may have begun as a prescribed burn, quickly surged out of control on the King Ranch in eastern Brooks County near the Kenedy County line during the early afternoon, February 7th. The fire eventually covered 3,000 acres before being contained, then controlled, 12 hours later during the night. Conditions became hostile to any open burning, with freeze-dried 1 hour (grasses) and 10 hour (brush) fuels, humidity falling below 25 percent, and pulse gust north winds between 20 and 25 mph.
No structural damage was reported, though fire crews from Brooks County, Kleberg County, and Willacy County, the Texas Forest Service, and others worked together to quell the flames.


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 02/07/2011 13:30 CST-6 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K