Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Wildfire
County/Area BROOKS
Report Source Park/Forest Service
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-05-25 12:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-05-25 21:00:00.0 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 The continuation of severe to extreme drought, despite locally heavy rainfall, helped rapidly spread a wildfire across some of the Deep South Texas Brush Country on May 25th. This fire would foreshadow a much larger event that covered much of northwest Brooks County in mid June.
Event Narrative The Texas Forest Service reported a 2,800 acre wildfire in Brooks County, most likely in the central and southern sections, which threatened several gas and oil wells but was contained fairly quickly before significant damage was realized. Times are estimated. Weather conditions featured a continuation of very hot temperatures (near 100 degrees) with humidity falling to or below 35 percent. Winds were relatively low across the county, ranging from 10 to 15 mph with a few higher gusts.


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 05/25/2011 12:00 CST-6 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K