Mineral Wells Area News

Controlled Agriculture Burn near PK Out of Control

Controlled Agriculture Burn near PK Out of Control
September 29
13:48 2022

UPDATE: This Fire is now 700 acres and 10% Contained, per the TFS.

Highway 16 North at 180 Towards Possum Kingdom is Currently Closed at 2:30pm all the way up until the Sportsman’s World Entrance(PK General Store)

A prescribed agricultural burn(that means it was intentionally started and controlled) on the Set Ranch near Possum Kingdom Lake has burned out of control today. According to Texas Forest Service, the fire is 150 acres in size and has zero containment. It’s being called the “Lazy” fire. TFS WIldfire Public Site

Earlier the Possum Kingdom East Volunteer Fire Department posted on social media that there was a control burn and to expect smoke around the lake. It’s no longer under control.

Social Media Post from PK East Volunteer FD

Around 1:00pm, according the scanner radio traffic, the fire had become out of control and five more units were dispatched.

“Unfortunately, the fire has gotten out of control. We have other departments responding and dozers on the way,” stated a PKVFD official managing their social media account.

Video from PK Lake Reporter
View looking to the Southwest over the Hell’s Gate Cove/PHOTO BY PK Lake Reporter

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