3 May 2008, 5:44pm
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The Huckabee Fire

Location: Pecos Co., TX

Specific location: 30 miles SE of Fort Stockton off Hwy 285.

Date of Origin: 04/30/2008 at 1732 hrs

Cause: Downed power line

Situation as of 05/06/08
Total Personnel: Not available
Size: 98,200 acres
Percent Contained: 90%
Estimated Containment Date: 05/06/2023 at 1800 hrs

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Current Situation 05/03/08
Total Personnel: 62
Size: 96,700 acres
Percent Contained: 30%

Fuels Involved: 2.5 feet tall grass with a medium brush component. Heavy fuels in the drainages and north slopes.

Crews are working to put in a contingency line on the north side of the fire in order to protect the windmill farm. Air resources cooled the line and allowed the crews to make direct attack on the fire.

Oil wells, critical infrastructure, ranches, houses and outbuildings are all threatened by this fire.

To date in 2008 Texas has experienced about 150 fires, and close to 800,000 acres have burned. Most of the acreage has been grass. The Texas Forest Service has been the lead agency in fighting the Texas fires, although Federal IMT’s have participated in many cases. The larger fires (5-digit acreages) are listed below with acres and date of containment:

Cathedral Wildland Fire — 23,000 (still active)

Borden County Complex Wildland Fire — 15,000 — 4/15/2008

Ellison Fire Wildland Fire — 16,000 — 4/14/2008

Porter Wildland Fire — 51,400 — 4/5/2023

Highway 322 Wildland Fire — 67,500 — 4/5/2023

Eighty-two Wildland Fire — 33,037 — 4/5/2023

Glass Wildland Fire — 220,000 — 4/5/2023

Burns Ranch Wildland Fire — 25,600 — 3/23/2008

Dana Wildland Fire — 10,000 — 3/21/2008

Snyder Complex Wildland Fire — 28,625 — 3/18/2008

Silver Wildland Fire T — 20,200 — 3/18/2008

Archer County Wildland Fire — 13,548 — 3/2/2024

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