Wildfires Burning in Somervell (Glen Rose) and Hood County July 7 2011


 
Still burning.... forest service at it now

Wildfires Burning in Somervell (Glen Rose) and Hood County July 7 2011
 


7 July 2011 at 9:20:21 PM
salon

UPDATE: 1/6/2015- Somervellscanner.com, which Paul Harper has created. -Update in 2015

IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO THE FIRE CHANNEL, I have it on the internet, click this link and then press play to listen. It's intermittent, of course, but I just heard two of the fire vehicles check in 

Heard this a while back, also InfoSecGirl on Twitter.

D/FW Police Scanner

Reports of a 500+ acre wildfire now sparked near Granbury. David Reimer is about to be en route and he will report a sizeup.
 
that is supposed to be in southwestern Hood County.
 
 
and from Infosecgirl

Cindy Bryant

There are fires burning in our county tonight. Ours & 217 other counties in TX have been declared a natural disaster are because of drought
 
Also

Texas Storm Chasers

 
has broken out in SW Hood ,reported to be over 500 acres. We're enroute and will have LIVE in 45 minutes.
 
Anybody have any additional information and/or confirmation. It's dark now so impossible to see smoke in the distance but the wildfire is supposed to be pretty extensive.
P.S. If it's on the southwest side how close is it to Comanche Peak nuclear power plant?
 
 
UPDATE: 10:11 pm. Somervell EMC on Twitter 5 minutes ago.

Dwayne Griffin

 
The fire is contained at the moment. Forestry service is on scene with dozers and engines.
Incidentally, for reference, if you are on twitter, you can add SomervellEMC to follow and will get all kinds of good information from Dwayne, including storm, fire, any type of potential emergency.
 
UPDATE #2. Hood County News via Twitter.
Wildfire burns over 500 acres
 (Posted Today 09:56 pm)
A wildfire near the Hood-Somervell county line Thursday evening has burned over 500 acres with firefighters able to save about six homes, Hood County Fire Marshal Brian Fine said. Firefighters were about to get control of the fire, Fine said about 9:50 Thursday night. The fire, which may have started from lightning, Fine said, began in Somervell County and moved into Hood County near Paluxy.
 
UPDATE #3- Still burning today. Just heard the fire scanner, fire near some structures.
Update #4- 10:04 am- still hotspots around the edges, can't get them without a dozer.
Update #5- 10:58 am near 3 monkeys ranch on 1008, called for more brush tranks and tankers.
Update #6- Can see the smoke from the window, probably some 5-10 miles away from fire. Hood County firefighters have returned to help out http://www.hcnews.com/shownews.asp?category=20&id=8477&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Update #7 7/9/2011-
SomervellEMC The fire on CR 1008 increased in size to about 800 acres. Firefighters will be back at first light in the morning.... http://fb.me/Vb1CtWZr

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Comments!  
1 - Francine Singleterry   7 Jul 2011 @ 9:54:32 PM 

PLEASE keep us all informed. Just came from 51 & 205 and gave our county map to an out of area fire truck and crew trying to get to the fire. It's very bright and in the trees at 1008 for sure the sheriff department tells us and going north.



2 - salon   7 Jul 2011 @ 9:56:17 PM 

So over by Paluxy? I have the scanner going and listening, going to turn it to the fire channel.


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3 - salon   7 Jul 2011 @ 10:02:51 PM 

Closer to 1011 according to the scanner. (Channel 453) some flareups, just started hearing so don't know how far they are towards putting it out. The wind, at my house, appears to be blowing north.


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4 - salon   7 Jul 2011 @ 10:06:15 PM 

If, Francine, like you said, it went from 1008 towards 1011, it's near Dinosaur Valley State Park.


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5 - Francine   7 Jul 2011 @ 10:28:07 PM 

Looking east from chalk mtn.........fires still flaring and sky is red........nuke plant appears east and south from where I stand on my place........was told by a friend on text that scanner Hood County they were evacuating around gas wells in the immediate area.......



6 - Francine   7 Jul 2011 @ 10:29:19 PM 

Thanks to everyone for updates....much appreciated. I see you have that forestry is onsite and contained. Thankful here.



7 - salon   7 Jul 2011 @ 10:31:48 PM 

Me too. I really wish it would just dang rain, and not the little half hour we had the other day but a day long good soak. Everything is so dry and it's going to be worrisome until it does rain. Thanks to all the firefighters in Somervell (and probably Hood County too) that are working hard tonight:)


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8 - salon   7 Jul 2011 @ 10:33:52 PM 

Scanner just came on again (you can listen, click link in top message, I have it on internet), foot of the fire is at 1008.


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9 - Francine   7 Jul 2011 @ 10:46:36 PM 

Thank you much; I have your link up going right now.



10 - pharper   8 Jul 2011 @ 2:15:23 AM 

I can still see it burning :(


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11 - pharper   8 Jul 2011 @ 2:25:06 AM 

Somervell EMC update about an hour ago

Units are still out fighting fire. Approximately 500 acres have burned. Several structures have been threatened and saved. Over 150 firefighters here assisting us.


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12 - pharper   8 Jul 2011 @ 3:47:38 PM 

Latest from Somervell EMC Dwayne Griffin 7/8/11@2:55pm

The fire on CR 1008 broke put again today which was expected due to the winds and low humidity. Air attack forces have been used. The fire continues to burn but is not a threat to residences at this time


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13 - pharper   8 Jul 2011 @ 4:34:47 PM 

New pictures, with LOTS of smoke, taken around 4:15pm

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14 - pharper   8 Jul 2011 @ 4:42:56 PM 

lots of black smoke just started coming up from that area


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15 - Francine   8 Jul 2011 @ 5:34:33 PM 

Getting realllly big again. Drove up to 205 and red flame retardent being dropped now. Also, two planes/copters dropping water for last several hours. Several black smoke areas can now be seen from Chalk mtn. Prayers for all.



16 - salon   8 Jul 2011 @ 6:06:29 PM 

Ugh. We've got the sprinklers going all around the house. I don't guess it would do too much good if the wind shifts and heads a different direction. It's so hot. Had a chicken that passed this afternoon due to the heat. I'm glad the forest service is doing the water buckets.


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17 - pstern   8 Jul 2011 @ 8:42:14 PM 

WFAA.com TV online news has NOTHING regarding the grass fires burning in Glenrose.  Any reason?


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18 - salon   8 Jul 2011 @ 9:25:16 PM 

We're probably too rural for them to spend time out here. :)LUCKILY, there's Twitter and EVERYONE that can participate as opposed to waiting for a Dallas station.


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19 - humanbeing   8 Jul 2011 @ 10:05:51 PM 

I saw the plume driving back home from Fort Worth today around 5:30 pm and couldn't tell for a long time if it was on the Granbury side of the Comanche Peak or beyond.  By the time I got to 144 out of Granbury, it looked like it was reduced somewhat and definitely closer to Somervell. Brutal heat today.

I'm so sorry about your chicken, salon. Don't forget to put water out for the wildlife, too, even if just a few buckets and containers and birdbaths.


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20 - salon   9 Jul 2011 @ 12:01:08 AM 

Have plenty of water out but I'm going to get a mister tomorrow to put in the chicken pen.


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21 - pharper   9 Jul 2011 @ 12:59:32 AM 

Latest update from Somervell EMC Dwayne Griffin aropund 11pm

Four heavy helicopters, four small planes, 10 engines, four dozers from the Forestry Service, one sizer from a private citizen, nine units from various departments of Hood county fire dept, 8 units from the Somervell County VFD and approximately 150 firefighters were utilized today at the fire. I want to thank all involved in the efforts including all the food and water donated to the firefighters


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22 - pharper   9 Jul 2011 @ 1:08:45 AM 

actually I think that update was at 10pm but around that same time Somervell EMC Dwayne Griffin also said

The fire on CR 1008 increased in size to about 800 acres. Firefighters will be back at first light in the morning. We hope to have the fire fully contained soon. There is no expectation of evacuations. The winds are fanning the fires to uninhabited areas of Somervell and Hood Counties.


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23 - pharper   10 Jul 2011 @ 8:07:18 AM 

latest update about 30 minutes ago

The fire you see to the east is in Johnson county. Several of our assets will be leaving today to go assist on that fire. The CR 1008 fire is contained. Great job by our fire department and I cannot say enough about Hood County. Our neighbors hev been here the whole time. Thank you to all the firefighters that have been here.


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