Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Wildfire
County/Area BROOKS
Report Source Park/Forest Service
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-02-05 14:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-02-05 20:00:00.0 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 Strong and Gusty winds on February 4th into early on the 5th, followed by a hot and dry afternoon with temperatures near 100 and humidity below 20 percent, set the stage for high wildfire growth potential. One notable wildfire developed in the central Lower Rio Grande Valley that afternoon.
Event Narrative A 2,300-acre wildfire erupted at the San Rafael Ranch, located along the Jim Hogg/Brooks County line, along Farm to Market (FM) Road 755 by the Kelsy Curve, 10 miles north of FM 1017, threatened 3 structures, all of which were saved. Numerous Fire Departments, Jim Hogg Sheriff???s Office, Texas Forest Service, and the Hidalgo County Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) responded. Civil Air Patrol aircraft performed two smoke detection reconnaissance runs, which were able to help contain the fire quickly.


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 02/05/2008 14:00 CST-6 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM HOGG (ZONE) JIM HOGG (ZONE) TX 02/05/2008 14:00 CST-6 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K