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Inquiries may be directed to the Texas Army National Guard's Wildland Fire Management 

Coordinator at 512-782-6037.



Bastrop's Camp Swift to Perform Prescribed Burns

CAMP MABRY, Texas (Jan. 14, 2013) -  The Texas Military Forces are scheduled to conduct prescribed burns within training areas on Camp Swift, a Texas Army National Guard Training Facility, in Bastrop, Texas, beginning on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 through the end of the month, weather permitting.

The Texas National Guard’s military readiness and natural resources management objectives require a comprehensive wildland fire management program aimed at protecting life and property, supporting military training and promoting ecosystem health. Prescribed burns are an integral part of this program.

The organization uses a well-designed burn plan to safely conduct its prescribed burns. The burn plan states the atmospheric and environmental conditions necessary to conduct a safe burn. Additionally it clearly defines the boundaries of the area to be burned and provides details of specific precautionary measures that must be implemented prior to each burn. 

For more information regarding the prescribed burn program at Camp Swift, contact the Texas Army National Guard’s Wildland Fire Management Coordinator at 512-782-6037.


The mission of the Texas Military Forces (TXMF) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Forces are commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).


Texas Military Forces Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703
Phone: 512-782-5620