Wildfire Incident Information
100% contained
Fire Status
Last Updated
1 day, 9 hours ago
Fire Start
Wednesday, August 2, 2023 11:19 AM PDT
Incident #
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 8/4/2023 00:45

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 2 months ago

At 1:19 pm on Aug. 2, Texas A&M Forest Service received a request for assistance for a fire on farm to market road (FM) 946, approximately 7 miles southeast of Oakhurst, Texas. The fire is actively burning in a pine plantation.

Elevated fire weather, including triple digit temperatures and low relative humidity supported moderate to high fire behavior where dry vegetation is present on the fire.

In coordination with local fire departments, crews from Texas A&M Forest Service and USDA Forest Service - Sam Houston National Forest as well as several aviation resources responded in suppression efforts. Multiple dozers constructed containment line on both flanks of the fire. Two Type 1 helicopters and 2 super scoopers worked to slow forward progression and provide structure protection.

The road closure on FM 946 from FM 3018 south to Carter Road has been lifted. Additional information on road closures in the area can be found on www.drivetexas.org.

There is a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in place for the area over the fire [NOTAM: FDC 3/7308, https://bit.ly/3OPZdBD]. Please avoid the area to provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft.

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Fri, Aug 4, 2023 10:04 AM UTC
Incident Type
Under Investigation
Fire Discovered
Wed, Aug 2, 2023 1:19 PM UTC
18 miles east of Huntsville, Texas
Incident Commander
J. Hawkins, Texas A&M Forest Service, in coordination with local officials
30.677777777778, -95.230833333333

Current Situation

275 Acres
Fuels Involved

Pine plantation; timber (litter and understory)

Significant Events

Smoldering with heat in interior pockets.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Texas A&M Forest crews will continue dozer operations to widen containment lines. A Texas Intrastate Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) Strike Team will conduct mop-up operations.

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX