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Fire Update: Tuesday (May 3) 2 PM

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Post fire cleanup in Fort Davis, April 22

KRTS received an update on the Rock House Fire from the The national Southern Area Interagency Incident Command Red Team. Containment is still at 95%, and it's now estimated that 100% containment will be reached by tomorrow, May 4. The fire has consumed 314,444 acres as of the most recent count.

Lower temperatures and higher humidities continue, with southeast winds returning today. These conditions provide for minimum danger of increased fire behavior on the Rock House fire. The last night shift of firefighters returned to camp at midnight, reporting few smoldering stumps and hot spots, all deep in the interior of the contained perimeter.

Crews continue their final day of mop up inside containment lines. As the fire line perimeter has been improved, some crews and engines will continue to be demobilized. The national Southern Area Interagency Incident Command Red Team will be turning control of the incident over to State and local authorities. Unified Commanders, Tony Wilder, and Judge George Grubb are confident that this fire is under good control.