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Lazy Fire Final Update

Lazy Fire Final Update
October 06
16:07 2022

The final assessment of the Lazy Fire near Possum Kingdom says 1800 acres burned and it’s now 100% contained according to Texas Forest Services.

The fire started on September 29 when a prescribed burn on the Sett Ranch in Palo Pinto County got out of control and turned into a wildfire. The Texas Forest

October 5, 2022 Final Update From TFS:

Acres: 1,800
Containment: 100%
Start Date:
September 29, 2022

Today crews spent a final day patrolling and searching for any heat along the lines. After patrolling the area all day yesterday and today without identifying any hot areas along the fire perimeter, fire managers have pushed containment to 100% and have handed this fire back to the local volunteer fire departments. All Texas A&M Forest Service resources have now returned to their local units and are standing by, waiting for the next call for assistance.

Members of the public can expect to continue seeing plumes rise from the area of the Lazy Fire as hot areas inside the fire burn themselves out. Another common site might be dust devils formed by winds picking up exposed ash and dirt from the burned area and forming a similar looking plumes. If you see something rise from inside the burned area fire departments do not need to be informed, however if you see something rising from a different area outside of the Lazy Fire perimeter please call your local fire department.

Lazy Fire Burnout Photo By PK Lake Reporter