Wildfire Incident Information
Terrain
Satellite
OSM
100% contained
Fire Status
CONTAINED
Last Updated
1 hour, 3 mins ago
Fire Start
Saturday, September 9, 2023 5:42 AM PDT
Incident #
TXS-4033-
Fuels
Tall Grass (2.5 feet), Brush (2 feet)
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 9/10/2023 21:14

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 week ago

At approximately 7:50 a.m. on September 9, 2023, the Texas A&M Forest Service received a request for assistance for a fire that had started after midnight. The fire is 8 miles north of Caddo, Texas. Air and ground resources responded to the fire. 

Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System are working unified command with local responders. Aircraft assisted crews on the ground with strategic drops of retardant and water to slow the flanks and head of the fire. 

12:30 p.m. Fire behavior continuing to increase with frequent spotting ahead of the flame front. Moderate to high resistance to control.

1:50 p.m. Fire behavior has moderated slightly. Water and retardant drops have been very effective. The wind shift anticipated at 4 p.m. should assist in having the fire burn back onto itself. Ground resources will engage where needed. 

5:00 p.m. Resources are engaged in mop-up

8:00 p.m. Resources have secured the fire area and will disengage for the night.

9/10/2023:

8:30 a.m.  Crews are engaged in mop-up operations across the fire area. The entire fire is being patrolled and no air support is anticipated at this time. Resources will remain on scene for a large portion of the day. Fire behavior is minimal with remaining pockets of heat in down, heavy fuels within the fire interior.  Smoldering and creeping fire moving through grass and leaves is minimal. A dozer is being utilized to improve containment line where necessary.  Cooler temperatures and cloud cover is aiding in firefighting efforts and moderating fire behavior.

4:00 p.m. Fire has reached 100% containment. Fire has been turned over to local fire departments.

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Thu, Sep 14, 2023 12:00 PM UTC
Incident Type
Wildfire
Fire Discovered
Sat, Sep 9, 2023 12:01 AM UTC
Location
The fire is located 8 miles north of Caddo, Texas.
Incident Commander
Boe Adler, Texas A&M Forest Service
Breckenridge Volunteer Fire Department
Stephens County Emergency Management
Coordinates
32.823333333333, -98.658888888889

Current Situation

Size
500 Acres
Containment
100%
Fuels Involved

Tall Grass and Brush

Planned Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Smith River Complex South

12 hours: Smith River Complex North

24 hours: Smith River Complex South

24 hours: Smith River Complex North

48 hours: Smith River Complex South

48 hours: Smith River Complex North

72 hours: Smith River Complex South

72 hours: Smith River Complex North

72 hours: Smith River Complex South

72 hours: Smith River Complex North

12 hours: Chances for showers and scattered thunderstorms will continue overnight.

24 hours: On Thursday, moisture will hang on in the area keeping minimum humidity values and temperatures in the 50's. Winds will be light, except in the vicinity of storms where thunderstorm outflows may cause sudden increases in wind speeds from erratic directions.

48 hours: Friday will see less coverage in storms and decrease in expected rain totals. As we move into the weekend, drier air will push into the area bringing an end to the shower and thunderstorm activity.

72 hours: Skies should begin to clear out early Saturday morning and remain clear through the weekend. Although clear skies, cooler and drier conditions are anticipated through the early part of next week, critical fire weather is not expected.

12 hours: Chances for showers and scattered thunderstorms will continue overnight.

24 hours: On Friday, moisture will begin to push out of the area. Minimum humidity values and temperatures will be limited to the low 50s. Winds will be light, except in the vicinity of storms where thunderstorm outflows may cause sudden increases in wind speeds from erratic directions.

48 hours: Skies should begin to clear out early Saturday morning and remain clear through the weekend.

72 hours: Cooler

Dispatch Center Contact

Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TXTIC)

Lufkin, TX

936-875-4786

https://ticc.tamu.edu/