Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Saturday, December 9, 2023 10:55:08 AM PST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Laguna Larga Fire
Last Updated
Saturday, December 9, 2023 9:18 AM PST
(1 hour, 37 mins ago)
Fire Reported
Thursday, August 3, 2023 2:51 PM PDT
(4 months ago)
Incident Type
9.6 miles ESE of Premont, TX
Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Brush (2 feet)
Contain: 8/4/2023 23:27
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

On Thursday August 3rd, Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) received a request for assistance on a fire approximately 11 miles east/northeast of Falfurrias, Texas. Texas A&M Forest Service responded around 4:50pm, providing personnel, dozers and air operation assistance to the local fire department. The fire is burning at a high rate of spread through tall grass and brush within an estimated 3,175 acre area. There are no losses to oil field equipment and no structures known to be threatened. 

The left flank of the Laguna Larga Fire has minimal fire activity at this time and is mostly contained. The right flank remains active and air attack believes it could burn another two hundred acres overnight. Texas A&M Forest Service resources will remain on scene through the night assisting local staff with containment.  Air attack will return in the morning to assess from the sky with Blackhawk helicopters. The Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System Strike Team (TIFMAS) from Cotulla will join the other crews in the morning.  

Last Updated
Fri, Aug 4, 2023 10:51 AM UTC
Incident Type
Fire Discovered
Thu, Aug 3, 2023 4:51 PM UTC
1 miles east/northeast of Falfurrias, Texas
Incident Commander
J. Degrazia, Texas A&M Forest Service
27.311944444444, -97.980833333333
Total Personnel
3,950 Acres
Estimated Containment Date
Mon, Aug 7, 2023
Fuels Involved

Tall grass and brush

Planned Actions
12 h: Air operations provide fire retardant, dozers construct firelines and crews start managing heat within the containment linews
Projected Incident Activity

48 hours: Thunderstorms expected to arrive Friday with the potential for gusty outflow winds and lightning.

12 hours: Fire activity expected to increase throughout the day as warm temps and low RH, along with northerly winds a concern. Single tree torching with spot fire development is likely.

12 hours: Low relative humidity and moderate temperatures will result in active fire behavior. With fine dead fuel moistures at 3

24 hours: Increased cloud cover and cooler temperatures will reduce the potential for fire spread on Friday. Northwest winds will limit most fire spread to backing along the western flank. Single tree torching may occur, but spotting should be minimal.

48 hours: Cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity will significantly limit fire movement in fine dead fuels. Heavy fuels will continue to burn and will be the most likely source of fire spread. Spotting should be minimal. Winds will shift to out of the east shifting the primary direction of fire spread.

72 hours: Sunday will be the peak of the cooling trend with lower maximum temperatures and high relative humidity. This will suppress fire behavior substantially, though expect burning to persist in heavy fuels. Surface fire spread should be limited to creeping and smoldering activity. Expect wind to shift to out of the south changing the primary direction of fire spread.

72 hours: Fire growth will remain minimal through the weekend but will begin to increase Monday. Fire behavior will remain low and slow in surface fuels, but more heat will be present in heavy fuels. Winds will shift back out of the west.

Dispatch Contact
Texas Interagency Coordination Center | Lufkin, TX
Phone: 936-875-4786
Website: https://ticc.tamu.edu/
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