Wildfire Incident Information
35% contained
Fire Status
Last Updated
1 day, 8 hours ago
Fire Start
Sunday, August 20, 2023 10:31 AM PDT
Incident #
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Dispatch Notes
Control: 9/3/2023 18:15 | Contain: 8/22/2023 02:18

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

The Spann Fire was reported on August 20, 2022, at 12:35 pm in Shelby County approximately 8.5 miles north of San Augustine, Texas. The fire was spotted by an air detection aircraft west of U.S. Highway 96 and is spreading through timber and understory vegetation.

Elevated to critical fire weather, including triple digit temperatures, low relative humidity, and erratic winds, is supporting moderate to high fire behavior where dry to critically dry vegetation is present on the fire.

Multiple local fire departments, Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS), and United States Forest Service (USFS), are assisting in suppression efforts. Aviation resources are engaged providing structure protection and assisting dozers with line construction. All agencies and local fire departments are working in unified command.

Evacuations have been ordered for the following areas: County Road 1021, County Road 1022, County Road 1015, and County Road 1026. Residents being evacuated should take all people and pets, personal items, prescriptions, important papers, and priceless items with them. Have enough of these necessary items to be out of the area for 24-48 hours.

There is a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in place for the area over the Spann Fire [NOTAM: FDC 3/8026, https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_3_8026.html]. Please avoid the area to provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft.

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Sun, Aug 20, 2023 8:39 PM UTC
Incident Type
Under Investigation
Fire Discovered
Sun, Aug 20, 2023 12:35 PM UTC
8.5 miles north of San Augustine, Texas
Incident Commander
J. Russell, Texas A&M Forest Service, in coordination with local officials
31.656666666667, -94.159444444444

Current Situation

500 Acres
Fuels Involved

Mixed timber with understory

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX