Wildfire Incident Information
Terrain
Satellite
OSM
This fire is no longer active
65% contained
Fire Status
OUT
Last Updated
7 months ago
Fire Start
Saturday, August 12, 2023 1:58 PM PDT
Incident #
TXS-3124-
Fuels
Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Hardwood Litter
Dispatch Notes
Control: 8/19/2023 00:16 | Contain: 8/13/2023 22:25

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 12 months ago

Texas A&M Forest Service received a request for assistance for a fire approximately 3 miles northwest of Bruceville-Eddy, Texas on August 12, at 4:00 pm. The fire is actively burning in grass fields and multiple structures were initially considered threatened. The fire displayed some extreme behavior, with spotting over 1,000 feet ahead of the main body. 

Local crews are joined by personnel, heavy equipment, and fire engines resources from Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. Aviation resources initially responded, but have returned to base due to approaching night. Responders have been able to complete a dozer line around the fire, but are actively improving and patrolling that line due to the extreme behavior seen earlier in the evening. 

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Sat, Aug 12, 2023 9:33 PM UTC
Incident Type
Wildfire
Fire Discovered
Sat, Aug 12, 2023 3:58 PM UTC
Location
Approximately 9 miles northwest of Bruceville, Texas
Incident Commander
M. Whelan/Texas A&M Forest Service, in unified command with local official
Coordinates
31.363391111111, -97.261705277778

Current Situation

Total Personnel
30 personnel from Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System
Size
115 Acres
Containment
65%

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX

936-875-4786

https://ticc.tamu.edu/