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NEWS | April 9, 2022

Inter-agency support vital to JBSA-Camp Bullis wildfire response

502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Update as of 7:21 p.m., April 10, 2022

The coordinated and combined efforts of the JBSA fire departments from Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland, and Randolph, along with numerous area fire departments and agencies, have been vital in containing approximately 50% of the JBSA-Camp Bullis wildfire.

Firefighters from JBSA FES, Leon Springs FD, San Antonio FD, Bexar County ESD 10, Bexar County ESD 12, Bexar-Bulverde FD, Bulverde Spring-Branch FD, Bexar County ESD 10, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System, District 7 Fire Rescue, Bexar County Office of Emergency Management, Texas Division of Emergency Management, and Canyon Lake FD were instrumental in their efforts.

Crews will continue to combat the fire throughout the night. The fire is contained within the JBSA-Camp Bullis fenceline. We will continue to provide updates Monday or as information becomes available.

Update as of 4:45 p.m., April 10, 2022.

Joint Base San Antonio’s Fire departments from Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland, and Randolph, as well as numerous area fire departments, are continuing with efforts to extinguish the wildfire which started at the training installation’s demolition range area April 9.

The wildfire is now 50% contained, and evacuations for the surrounding communities are being lifted. There have been no injuries and no occupied buildings have been damaged.

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Update as of 11 a.m., April 10, 2022

The #TrainingArea23Fire in Bexar County is 40% contained. Aircraft are dropping water/retardant to help secure portions of the fire. Crews will be conducting tactical firing operations today to secure fireline. Smoke may be visible.


Update as of 1 a.m., April 10, 2022.

Around 2:30 p.m. April 9th, a brush fire started in the demolition range area on JBSA-Camp Bullis. The fire has since spread to more than 4,000 acres.

There have been no injuries, and no occupied buildings have been damaged. Service members training in the area have been pulled back to safe distances.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Officials have determined the brush fire started in an active training area.

Fire departments from across JBSA, Leon Creek, Bulverde, Shavano Park, Texas A&M Forest Service, and several other partners from the surrounding area are working to contain the fire.

JBSA will provide further updates as they become available.

Update as of 6 p.m., April 9, 2022

Joint Base San Antonio’s Fire departments from Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland, and Randolph as well as a Leon Creek Fire Department are currently responding to reports of smoke caused by a wildfire in the demolition range area on Camp Bullis.  

JBSA has requested mutual aide assistance from Shavano Park and Bulverde fire departments as crews locate the head of the fire and assess fire size and direction. 

Updates will be available when the on-scene incident commander provides confirmed information. 

JBSA-Camp Bullis comprises more than 27,000 acres of ranges, training areas, and wildlands on San Antonio’s North side and is a crucial training location for service members from Joint Base San Antonio.