Hayfield South Fire (Wildfire)

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Texas A&M Forest Service resources are working in unified command with the King Ranch on response to the Hayfield South. State resources were initially requested in the early afternoon of March 24, 2022. The reported fire was described as having a high potential for growth and was threatening structures at the Ranch headquarters at Norris and a nearby hunting lodge was evacuated during initial attack. Heavy equipment from both Texas A&M Forest Service and the King Ranch worked in tandem with aerial resources on operations including point protection and containment line creation.  Fire engines from Texas A&M Forest Service are working on point protection and holding the fire at containment lines, both created and roads. Initial attack included response from local fire departments including Brownsville, Los Fresnos, San Benito, Kenedy County, and Kleberg.  Dry fuels, low humidity and shifting winds have created a fire environment prone to active fire behavior including spotting and…

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