Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 7:00:57 PM PST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Crabapple Fire
Last Updated
Monday, November 27, 2023 11:18 PM PST
(19 hours, 42 mins ago)
Fire Reported
Thursday, August 3, 2023 2:15 PM PDT
(4 months ago)
Incident Type
6.5 miles WSW of Blanco, TX
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Contain: 8/5/2023 00:07
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 6 miles west of Blanco, Texas. Texas A&M Forest Service responded around 4:15 pm, providing personnel, dozers and air operation assistance to the local fire department. The Texas Emergency Medical Task Force from Kerrville and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System Strike Team (TIFMAS) arrived on scene at approximately 5:30pm to offer additional crews and medical assistance if needed. The fire is currently 56 acres in size burning through grass and timber near 19 structures. No evacuations in effect.

An air attack plane arrived around 5:00pm, providing an overview of the fire area followed by a and single engine air tanker (SEAT) dropping fire retardant within fire perimeter. Dozers started constructing fireline around the fire perimeter while engine crews conducted structure protection and containment line heat suppression. By 8:20 pm fire behavior has diminished and containment is up to 50%. All structures are saved. Texas A&M Forest Service resources will be released at 9:30pm while the Blanco County crews monitor overnight. All crews will return in morning.

Last Updated
Fri, Aug 4, 2023 12:21 PM UTC
Incident Type
Fire Discovered
Thu, Aug 3, 2023 4:15 PM UTC
6 miles west of Blanco, Texas
Incident Commander
D. Liddell, Texas A&M Forest Service
30.086111111111, -98.529444444444
Total Personnel
56 Acres
Estimated Containment Date
Sun, Aug 6, 2023
Fuels Involved

Grass and Timber

Planned Actions
12h: Dozers continue constructing firelines while crews patrol and suppress heat within the containment area
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.

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