This is the Final Rock House Fire Update for the Rock House Fire: For continuing information on any fires across the state, please continue to monitor the website at http://www.inciweb.org/. We all would like to thank the community and all of our cooperators for our successful collaboration in wrapping up this fire. Thank you.
Fire Update: Lower temperatures and higher humidities continue, with southeast winds returning today. These conditions provide for minimum danger of increased fire behavior on the Rock House fire. The last night shift of firefighters returned to camp at midnight, reporting few smoldering stumps and hot spots, all deep in the interior of the contained perimeter. Crews continue their final day of mop up inside containment lines. As the fire line perimeter has been improved, some crews and engines will continue to be demobilized. The national Southern Area Interagency Incident Command Red Team will be turning control of the incident over to State and local authorities. Unified Commanders, Tony Wilder, and Judge George Grubb are confident that this fire is under good control.
Burn Ban Remains in Effect Jeff Davis County residents are reminded about the Burn Ban that is in effect. No outdoor burning is allowed. Charcoal grills are permissible but it is highly recommended that a water source is positioned close to the grill when in use. County Fire Marshal Stewart Billingsley would like to remind county residents that on a day with a Red Flag Warning or critical fire weather, no outdoor welding, grinding or anything that could produce a spark is allowed. Fire Marshal Billingsley stressed that property owners are responsible for contractors that they employ. Contractors must also adhere to the County Burn Ban.
National resources including 5 engines, 2 dozers, 1 water tender, and a taskforce leader are being left to support the local resources. They will continue to monitor, mop-up and support Initial Attack.
Closures: Davis Mountains State Park will re-open to the public on Saturday.
|Date of Origin||Saturday April 09th, 2011 approx. 02:28 PM|
|Location||Near Ft. Davis, TX|
|Incident Commander||Reid Hildreth|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday May 12th, 2011 approx. 04:00 PM|
3 Tall Grass (2.5 ft)
Fire is 100% contained and controlled
Fire is controlled.
|Wind Conditions||15 mph NA|