Wildfire Incident Information
Terrain
Satellite
OSM
This fire is no longer active
100% contained
Fire Status
CONTAINED
Last Updated
7 months ago
Fire Start
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 1:15 PM PDT
Incident #
TXS-2650-
Fuels
Chaparral (6 feet), Southern Rough
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 8/2/2023 00:44

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 12 months ago

At 3:15 pm on Wednesday July 26th, Texas A&M Forest Service received a request for assistance for a fire approximately 3.5 miles south of Blum, Texas. The fire is burning actively in juniper and is presenting an immediate threat to approximately 25 homes in the area. There were voluntary evacuations in the town of Blum, Texas on the afternoon of the 26th, and they were lifted at 10 pm.

In coordination with local fire departments, local Texas A&M Forest Service crews and staged aviation, initially responded. Multiple pieces of rotor and fixed-wing aircraft  Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) were able to apply retardant along the most active fronts of the fire while ground crews worked to find safe access. A prepositioned Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System Strike Team has been requested, along with additional Texas A&M Forest Service crews. Local department first responders are currently focused on structure protection

With continuing dry, hot and gusty weather conditions, the potential for fire growth is high.

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Tue, Aug 8, 2023 4:23 PM UTC
Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Unknown
Fire Discovered
Wed, Jul 26, 2023 3:15 PM UTC
Location
Approximately 3 1/2 miles south of Blum, Texas
Incident Commander
B. Woodward, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Coordinates
32.093336666667, -97.375555555556

Current Situation

Total Personnel
3
Size
300 Acres
Containment
100%
Estimated Containment
Sunday, July 30, 2023 5:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved

Chaparral (6 feet)
Southern Rough
Narrative:
Post oak juniper woodland with tall grass

Significant Events

Minimal

Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Crews will continue mop-up and handle interior heats.
Projected Incident Activity
24 hours: No growth or escalation is expected. Crews will continue to patrol and mop-up for smoke. 

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX

936-875-4786

https://ticc.tamu.edu/