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Over 300 acres burned in wildfire

A host of fire department agencies combine to fight fire, save structures

By Jacob Stock

The Cuero Record

 

As the blisteringly hot summer weeks come and go there is one thing that has continued to persist, the drought. Wildfires remain at a high risk all across the state of Texas, and fire department agencies from all over have remained on guard and busy. 

This past Saturday, July 30, another wildfire in DeWitt County on FM 953 at Boldt Road began its rapid spreading. A collection of local and neighboring counties all joined together to complete the task of limiting and containing the spread of the fire. 

On the scene were Nixon FD, Smiley VFD, Ander Weser VFD, Goliad VFD, DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office, Thomaston VFD, Yorktown VFD, Weesatche VFD, Meyersville VFD, Nordheim VFD, Runge VFD, Cuero VFD, and the additional fire fighting assets from Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) Task Force Dozer(s), TAMFS TIFMAS Strike Team, TAMFS Type 1 and Type 2 Helo, Texas Animal Health Commission (via phone), and TDEM DC17. 

Upon arrival, mutual aid from Lavaca and Gonzales County was requested. The fire threatened several homes and oilfield infrastructures so requesting as many assets as possible was a must in helping contain the spread.  

 

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