Firefighters Making Headway on Holcomb Road Wildfire in Crockett County

 

OZONA, TX – The wildfire in Crockett County is down by nearly 5,000 acres and is 25% contained Friday according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. 

As first reported on Sunday, April 19, firefighters with the Texas A&M Forest Service were called in to fight a wildfire along with Crockett County firefighters near Holcomb Road at around 7 p.m. Sunday.  Check out the article here: Crockett County Wildfire Burns 10,000 Acres

Since then the fire has grown and Thursday hit its largest size at nearly 26,500 acres. 

As of Friday morning crews have suppressed the fire down to 21,043 acres and it is now 25% contained. 

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, additional resources continue to arrive to assist with suppression efforts. Fire behavior remains active. Aviation support has been very effective in strengthening containment lines. Crews continue to implement holding plans and patrol existing fire perimeter. 

More updates on the fire will be released once a mapping flight is scheduled. 

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