6 Mar 2009, 9:58pm
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Tuscola Fire

Location: 15 Miles S of Abilene, Taylor Co. TX
Specific Location: Lat: 30° 14´ 3″ Lon: 99° 45´ 52″

Date of Origin: 03/05/2009
Cause: Under investigation

Situation as of 03/06/2009 11:45 am
Personnel: 12
Size: 300 acres:
Percent Contained: 75%

Structures Threatened: 70+ PRIM , 150 OUTB

Evacuations. Two homes and one outbuilding destroyed. US highway #83 and 84 were closed.

Over 70 homes and 150 outbuildings were saved. The air tanker made a direct drop on one residence saving it. Volunteer departments were on this fire all night. Started in the median of a 4-lane road and subsequently jumped that road plus another highway. Fire in heavy grass, brush, and mesquite. One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation and released. A FEMA Management Assistance Grant was received for this fire.



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