Mineral Wells Area News

Lazy Fire Burns Near PK

Lazy Fire Burns Near PK
September 30
10:15 2022

By Amy Bearden

A prescribed burn that ran out of control on the Sett Ranch near Possum Kingdom Lake has burned 1500 acres and is 20% contained. Texas Forest Services says the were called in once the fire was deemed out of control and considered a wildfire.

Palo Pinto County Sheriff Brett McGuire said they were aware the burn would take place.

“Yes, they did notify us on Wednesday evening that they would be having a prescribed-burn on Thursday. They also indicated that they would have firefighting equip available,” McGuire said. “I do not know whom was actually “in charge” of the prescribed burn. Ultimately, it is the ranch owner’s responsibility.”

PP County Sheriff Brett McGuire
Lazy Fire Near PK

Overnight, heavy equipment from Texas A&M Forest Service continued to construct fire lines around the perimeter of the fire, while protecting public and firefighter safety. The Lazy Fire showed moderate fire activity with some tree torching, local fire engines conducted point protection, along with mop-up operations, cooling off any heat inside the lines.

This morning Lazy Fire shows active fire behavior along the control lines, with some creeping and smoldering in some areas. Day crews from Texas A&M Forest Service dozers and local fire engines continue work together to suppress the fire while protecting public and firefighter safety. Texas A&M Forest Service dozers are widening and improving control lines. Local fire engines continue to extinguish any active fire along the control lines, cooling off any hot spots in areas of concern and providing point protection. Residents will continue to see fire crews for the next few days as this fire is lined and then monitored to ensure it stays inside the containment lines. Texas A&M Forest Service personnel and Palo Pinto County continue to work in unified command.

Amy Bearden
Amy Bearden

Amy Bearden is the Publisher/Editor of Mineral Wells Area News and loves celebrating her favorite town by telling the stories of the people in the community. Amy has a passion for local sports, news and business development. She spent 10 years marketing a professional sports team and is now focused on growing the cultural wellness and creative arts space throughout the area. Amy has four kids, two dogs and a garden she cherishes, along with her yoga mat.