Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 6:58:07 PM PST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Hawkeye Fire
Last Updated
Monday, November 27, 2023 11:18 PM PST
(19 hours, 40 mins ago)
Fire Reported
Saturday, August 12, 2023 10:10 AM PDT
(3 months ago)
Incident Type
5.5 miles NE of Iowa Park, TX
Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Brush (2 feet)
Contain: 8/14/2023 00:43
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

At 12:10 pm on Aug. 12, Texas A&M Forest Service received a request for assistance for a fire near Bacon Switch Road and Rifle Range Road, approximately 9 miles northwest of Wichita Falls, Texas. The fire is actively burning in grass fields with mesquite and multiple structures are considered threatened. A Fire Warning has been issued with the incoming expected wind shift due to a passing outflow boundary with potential winds reaching 80 mph. During this period, the fire is expected to move southeast, before south winds return. Main concern this evening is erratic winds and potential lightning. There does remain a chance of actual precipitation making the site as well later this evening with lightning and hopefully some rainfall.

Local crews are joined by personnel, heavy equipment, fire engines, and aviation resources from Texas A&M Forest Service. Current primary goals for responders include public and responder safety, initial construction of containment lines, and structure defense.  


Last Updated
Sat, Aug 12, 2023 7:35 PM UTC
Incident Type
Fire Discovered
Sat, Aug 12, 2023 12:10 PM UTC
Incident Commander
J. Townsend, Texas A&M Forest Service, in coordination with local officials
33.99945, -98.622379166667
Total Personnel
25 personnel and pieces of equipment from Texas A&M Forest Service
250 Acres
Significant Events

Approximately 9 miles northwest of Wichita Falls

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

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