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Tuesday wildfire update
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 5:57pm

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 5 fires for 9 acres.

Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 3 requests for assistance from local fire departments.

Panola County, Fire #86 - TFS bulldozer responded to 3 acre fire on CR 127 off of 999 at 11:30 am. Fire was controlled at 12:55 pm. No structures threatened.

Grimes County, Fire #194 - TFS bulldozer and supervision responded to a 2 acre fire at 1:00 am. Cause: unknown. Fire was controlled at 8:47 am.

Jasper County, Fire #195 - TFS bulldozers responded to an 8 acre fire in a pine plantation and hardwood bottom. Fire was a catchout from a prescribed burn. Fire was controlled at 9:45 am.

Fires previously reported include:

Sutton County, Maynard Creek Fire - 2,439 acre fire started Friday 3/25 remains contained and crews continue to monitor.

For more wildfire related information, please visit:

http://ticc.tamu.edu/

http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/default.aspx?dept=frp

 

From Texas Forest Service

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