West Nueces (Wildfire)


The West Nueces Fire began on March 27, 2022 in Kinney County. Local fire departments requested assistance from Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) late afternoon as the fire was actively burning in grass and juniper shrub. TAMFS is working in unified command with Kinney County officials. The fire is burning approximately 19 miles northeast of Brackettville, Texas. While the morning of March 28 was cloudy and saw decent relative humidity recoveries, high winds and fuel availability led to increased fire behavior again in the afternoon. Fire managers are using indirect containment tactics due to the remoteness and inaccessibility of where the fire is burning. Priorities include point protection and preparedness for the ranch structures that could be impacted by fire spread. Crews note that the fire is burning into natural barriers, such as rocky terrain with sparse fuels, in many places, which prohibits forward progression. High cloud cover again on March 29 again impacted the…

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