At approximately 12:40 pm on September 10, 2023, Texas A&M Forest Service received a request for a fire on County Road 826, 9 miles southeast of Evadale, Texas. The fire is actively burning in pine timber with yaupon understory.
Elevated fire weather, including low relative humidity and high temperatures is supporting high fire behavior where dry vegetation is present on the fire despite recent precipitation.
In coordination with local fire departments, state resources from Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) as well as several aviation resources are engaged in suppression efforts. Multiple dozers are constructing containment lines on the fire with engine support from local fire departments. Multiple helicopters and fixed-winged aircraft are working to slow the fire’s forward progression and provide structure protection.
Evacuations have been lifted for residents on Blankenship Road as well as residents 1 mile East and West of the same road and 1/2 mile South of Texla Road. There are no evacuations at this time.
Pine timber with grass and understory
Minimal fire behavior is observed.
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