Riley Road Fire Update 9/14/11 pm
Location: Montgomery, Waller and Grimes Counties, Texas
Date of Fire Start: September 5, 2011
Cause: Under Investigation
Size: 18,960 acres- Approximate acreage by county: 10,604 acres in Waller County, 6,445 acres in Montgomery County, and 1,909 acres in Grimes County.
Management: Texas Forest Service, Grimes County, Waller County, Montgomery County
Fire Status: Fire activity on the Riley Road fire was light again today, Wednesday, as it has been for the past 4 days. Fire crews have successfully moped up the entire 45-mile perimeter and there are very few hot spots remaining. The last significant hot spot at the center of the fire south of 1774 and west of the Waller County Line has been cooled through several days of mop up efforts. Stronger winds in the fire area today, tested the integrity of the firelines, and no spotovers occurred. Thanks to the past 10 days of tireless efforts by firefighters, the Riley Road Fire is now considered 100 percent contained. Fire fighters will continue to carefully monitor the fire and respond to any smoke concerns from citizens. This will be the final fire update unless the fire situation changes.
Resources: Total Personnel: 72
Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 23 damaged / 76 destroyed
Further information may be obtained on the Internet at:
Phone calls can be directed to the Texas Forest Service Conroe Office at (936) 273-2261
|Date of Origin||Monday September 05th, 2011 approx. 03:02 PM|
|Location||Grimes - 11 miles SW of Montgomery, TX|
|Incident Commander||Unified Command|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday September 15th, 2011 approx. 12:00 AM|
Hardwood Litter Mixed conifer, deciduous forest with ladder fuels.
Fire crews will work continue to patrol the entire 45 miles of fire perimeter and mop up as needed.
As of 0700 hours Wednesday, September 14, 2011 the Riley Road Fire will transition from a Unified Command Structure, to a Type III, Incident Command Structure. The Type I CIIMT4 will continue to support the Incident Command System throught the South East Texas Fire Complex, located in Conroe Texas.
A fire retardant fact sheet has been added to the inciweb Riley Road fire information page detailing important facts about the use of this product in wildfire suppression.
|Wind Conditions||10 mph SW|