Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
CONTAINED
Last Updated
1 month ago
Fire Start
Monday, March 14, 2022 1:11 PM PDT
Incident #
2022-TXTXS-001627
Fuels
Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Brush (2 feet)
Dispatch Notes
Control: 3/23/2022 17:42 | Contain: 3/18/2022 03:00 | Out: 3/23/2022 17:42
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 3 Oaks Fire

 The 3 Oaks fire started around 3pm on March 14th, 2022. Local Fire departments responded quickly and requested Texas A&M Forest Service. Two task forces responded to the fire and brought air resources on scene to begin suppressing the fire. This fire quickly grew larger due to the high winds and is reported to be six miles long and two miles wide. Extreme fire behavior was showcased the first night including active runs, long distance spotting, and 30 foot flame lengths.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Welding
Date of Origin
Monday, March 14, 2022 3:15 PM PDT
Location
13 miles East South East of Goldthwaite, TX
Incident Commander
Kevin Cole
Incident Description
Crews are fighting a wildfire burning East towards Lampasas County
Coordinates
31.388, -98.362

Current Situation

Total Personnel
24
Size (Acres)
3,512
Containment
100%
Estimated Containment
Sunday, March 20, 2022 5:00 PM PDT
Fuels Involved
Burning in Juniper and Oak trees with tall grass and brush
Significant Events
Crews observed interior torching of junipers in the early afternoon, but behavior has decreased as aircraft made effective water drops. Fire behavior was moderate today with some torching and smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Continue to utilize ground resources to construct line and aerial resources to slow growth and improve lines. TIFMAS strike team is mitigating hazard trees and any heat threatening the line.
Projected Incident Activity
Low to moderate potential for growth through the next operational period. Crews reporting that the heel of the fire remained active until 5AM this morning. Seeing an increase in interior torching early afternoon and line construction is slow due to very rough terrain.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Sunny, very warm and dry weather is expected today with increasing southerly winds this afternoon. High temperatures will be near 80 degrees. Relative humidity around 70 percent this morning will fall to near 20 percent late this afternoon. A south wind will gradually increase through the day with occasional gusts as high as 24 mph this afternoon. No precipitation or wind shifts are anticipated through tonight.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Mary Leathers
Email: mleathers@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 9792183030
Hours: S-S 8-8p
Fire Unit Information
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas
College Station, TX 77845

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX

936-875-4786

https://ticc.tamu.edu/