Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Wildfire
County/Area COLLIN
Report Source Broadcast Media
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-05-23 10:10:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-05-23 13:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An 80-year old man was killed when his controlled burn got out of control due to gusty winds. Also, a large grassfire burned approximately 750 acres in Denton County; including 2 barns.
Event Narrative An elderly man was killed when the pile of brush he was burning at his home near Lowry Crossing got out of control. The fire consumed the man. The winds on this morning were approximately 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. A Red Flag Warning was not in effect this day, but the county was under a No Burn Day.

Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 80 Male Outside/Open Areas


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 40.00K 15.00K
COLLIN (ZONE) COLLIN (ZONE) TX 05/23/2012 10:10 CST-6 Wildfire 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
DENTON (ZONE) DENTON (ZONE) TX 05/23/2012 11:30 CST-6 Wildfire 0 0 40.00K 15.00K
Totals: 1 0 40.00K 15.00K