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UPDATE: Mesquite Heat fire at 11,265 acres, 52 percent containment

The Taylor County Sheriff's Office said the acreage numbers have increased because of aerial surveillance and mapping of the affected area. The fire isn't expanding.
Credit: Terry Lowe

TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas — The Taylor County Sheriff's Office provided an update on the Mesquite Heat fire Monday morning.

The area affected remains at 11,265 acres, and is at 52 percent containment.

The TCSO noted the changes to acreage numbers in the last few days have increased because of aerial surveillance and mapping of the fire and the affected areas. The fire has not been expanding.

The sheriff's office said it will continue to have a heavy presence in the area to ensure the public's safety adding anyone in the area needs to remain mindful of first responders and heavy equipment working in and around the area.

Some isolated spots are being allowed to burn themselves out, but are being monitored.

Anyone wishing to make donations should contact the Community Foundation of Abilene.

Wildfire Update - May 22, 2022 8:45 pm Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) fire crews continued suppression operations on several active wildfires burning across the state today. State fire personnel also responded to 1 new request for assistance on a wildfire. Active Fires: - Mesquite Heat Fire, Taylor County - 11,256 acres, 52% contained Contained Fires (100%): - Speedy Fire, Gonzales County - 33 acres - Coconut Fire, Wilbarger County - 28,448 acres - Deere Fire, Wichita County - 6 acres To view the Texas A&M Forest Service statewide active fire response map, navigate to https://public.tfswildfires.com. For frequent incident updates, visit https://twitter.com/AllHazardsTFS. Additional information and resources can be found at https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/CurrentSituation/. The above information, and information on our Twitter page, reflects fires to which Texas A&M Forest Service is responding. 🎥 Airtanker drops retardant on a spot fire after dozers lined it on the Twin Starts Fire in Llano County on the afternoon of May 19, 2022. Video courtesy of Z. Wilkerson/TAMFS.

Posted by Lone Star State Incident Management Team - Texas A&M Forest Service on Sunday, May 22, 2022

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