Wildfire Incident Information
Terrain
Satellite
OSM
This fire is no longer active
20% contained
Fire Status
OUT
Last Updated
7 months ago
Fire Start
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 5:19 PM PDT
Incident #
TXS-2966-
Fuels
Brush (2 feet), Tall Grass (2.5 feet)
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 8/11/2023 00:00

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 12 months ago

Around 7 p.m. on August 5, Texas A&M Forest Service received a request for assistance on a fire burning 10 miles northeast of Jacksboro along Highway 59 in Jack County, Texas. The fire is burning in hardwood timber and grass fuels.

Texas A&M Forest Service has mobilized the following to assist with response efforts: fire managers and miscellaneous overhead, dozers, engine crews, and a suppression crew module from Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS).

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Wed, Aug 9, 2023 9:48 AM UTC
Incident Type
Wildfire
Fire Discovered
Tue, Aug 8, 2023 7:00 PM UTC
Location
Jack County, 10 miles northeast of Jacksboro off of HWY 59
Incident Commander
Ben Rieck, Texas A&M Forest Service
Coordinates
33.4, -98.031944444444

Current Situation

Size
500 Acres
Containment
20%
Fuels Involved

Grass, Oak and Mesquite

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Agency crews will continue constructing containment line and improving the existing containment line around the fire, Engine crews will assist with mop-up operations and structure protection as needed. Air craft have been ordered to be on scene as early as possible to assist with containment efforts. Additional agency taskforces have also been brought in to assist.

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX

936-875-4786

https://ticc.tamu.edu/