Wildfire Incident Information
0% contained
Fire Status
Last Updated
1 hour, 27 mins ago
Fire Start
Saturday, August 12, 2023 10:10 AM PDT
Incident #
Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Brush (2 feet)
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 8/14/2023 00:43

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

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.  


Basic Incident Details

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

Current Situation

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 Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX