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Bastrop Wildfire Review

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Ryan Depew's visit with investigators and the Texas Forest Service on September 9-10, 2011 to Bastrop Fire Complex.

Ryan Depew's visit with investigators and the Texas Forest Service on September 9-10, 2011 to Bastrop Fire Complex.

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  • 1. Bastrop County Complex Fire
    Ryan Depew
    Public Fire Protection Division
  • 2. Bastrop County Complex Fire
    Sunday, September 4, 2011
    Reported Fire in the area of Robin Road
    Approximately 2:00pm
    31-45 MPH winds out of the North
    Extreme Drought Conditions
    Bastrop FD responds and calls for mutual aid
  • 3. Bastrop County Complex Fire
    Air traffic spots 2nd fire in the area of 290 and Dube Lane
  • 4. Withdrawal of initial Fire Crews
    All 9 County Fire Departments respond
    Evacuation of neighborhoods south of fire
    Fire burns free into Monday evening
    Bastrop County Complex Fire
  • 5. Bastrop County Complex Fire
    Photo by Mike Wisko, Asst. Fire Chief, Galveston FD
  • 6. Bastrop County Complex Fire
    NFPA Public Fire Protection contact
    Tommy Sing - Quest Fire Analysis
    Request to Dave Nuss WFOD
    NFPA Southern Regional Representative
    Randy Safer meeting with Texas State Fire Marshals Office
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  • 22. Bastrop County Complex Fire
    September 10, 2011
    Over 34,000 Acres Burned (Approx. 55 sq. miles)
    Over 1500 Structures Lost
  • 23. Bastrop County Complex Fire
    644 Fire Fighters Respond in 1st Week
    Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and more
    Over 2000 Fire Fighters by 2nd Week – Federal Aid
    600 Utility Workers for Infrastructure
  • 24. Bastrop County Complex Fire
    Met up with Texas Forest Service
    Survey of neighborhoods
    Cola Vista
    Tahitian Village
    Cottle Town Road – Wilderness Ridge Fire
    Cardinal Lane
    Survey of Bastrop State Park
  • 25. Cola Vista Survey
  • 26. Bastrop County Complex Fire
    Fire Spread
    Cola Vista Neighborhood
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    Fire Spread
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    Noncombustible Trim
    Metal Roof
    Noncombustible Siding
  • 31. Bastrop County Complex Fire
    Metal Framework
    Double-Paned Windows
    Noncombustible Decking
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  • 33. Tahitian Village Survey
  • 34. Bastrop County Complex Fire
    Tahitian Village
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  • 47. Incident Command Post
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  • 53. Cottle Town Road
  • 54. Cottle Town Road
    Wilderness Ridge Fire 2009
    26 homes
    20 businesses
    1,491 acres
    Case study
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    >100ft
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  • 67. Cardinal Lane
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  • 76. Bastrop State Forest
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  • 82. Final Thoughts…
    NFPA Support Teams
    Current Events Drive C&S Development
    WUI I and II Research
    National Response Team
    Request for NFPA Representation
    Active Firefighting vs. Post Fire Analysis
    Strategic Goal
  • 83. THANK YOU!!!