Firefighters Working to Curtail Forest Fire on CR 1005, 1024 (Contained)

August 2, 2022 - According to Texas A&M Forest Service, this fire is 100% contained and ended up involving 35 acres.

Center Fire Department and Forest Service personnel are actively fighting a forest fire off CR 1005 and CR 1024 on August 2, 2022. 

The fire is suspected to have been started intentionally. There are bulldozers on scene plowing a fire break around the fire to prevent further spreading. Wind is also continuing to fuel the flames.

A contingent of firefighters from Wisconsin was also assisting in suppressing the fire.

(Update: 8:57pm) According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, as of 6:49pm the fire is 45 acres and is 15% contained. The Center Municipal Airport (KF17) windspeed is recorded at 9 mph in a southeasterly direction with gusts up to 16 mph.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating the fire.

As of this report there is also now a reported fire on CR 1022; however, there are not additonal details at this time.