Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
1 month ago
Fire Start
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:35 PM PDT
Incident #
Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Brush (2 feet)
Dispatch Notes
Control: 3/22/2022 02:31 | Contain: 3/16/2022 23:39 | Out: 3/22/2022 02:31
Primary Fire Agency

State Forest Service — Texas A & M Forest Service

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Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 2 months ago

Incident Photo for the Christine Fire

The Christine Fire started at 2:35 PM on March 15th. Local fire departments quickly got on scene and began work. Texas A&M Forest Service was requested for support and arrived on scene with heavy equipment. The fire is largely fuel driven and is burning south of the town of Christine, TX. The fire was caused by a roadside start that moved into the tall grass and brush that is driving the fire. Weather conditions in the area will continue to be problematic tonight and in to tomorrow for firefighters.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Roadside Start
Date of Origin
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 2:30 PM PDT
7 miles South of Christine, TX
Incident Commander
John Settlocker
Incident Description
A wildfire is burning South of Christine, TX just North of the county line.
28.703, -98.541
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
Fire is burning in tall grass and thick brush.
Significant Events
Fire is active in heavy fuels. Fire is fuel driven with low winds

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Crews will continue to push line around the perimeter of the fire to increase containment. Engine crews will continue to identify and remove heat along containment lines
Projected Incident Activity
Fire is largely fuel driven with moderate to high fire activity. Aircraft are inbound to assist in knocking down the head.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Cool start this morning but temperatures will quickly warm with afternoon highs in the mid 80s. As temperatures warm, expect for relative humidity levels to fall down into the upper teens to near 20 percent. South-southeasterly winds will start off light but will pick up to around moderate levels this afternoon with winds of 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts. Relative humidity levels are to recover after sunset with southeasterly winds holding in the 5 to 15 mph range. During the late overnight into Thursday morning hours when the relative humidity is the highest, some low stratus cloud development appears likely. This stratus deck will mix out late Thursday morning into Thursday afternoon as winds increase out of the south-southeast to around 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts. As result of these breezy south winds and relative humidity values falling to around 27 to 30 percent and the dry fuels, elevated fire weather conditions will again be expected for Thursday afternoon.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Adam Turner
Email: adam.turner@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 9403289158
Hours: S-S 8-8P
Fire Unit Information
Texas A&M Forest Service
College Station, TX 77845

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX