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.
Pine plantation; timber (litter and understory)
Smoldering with heat in interior pockets.