Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Saturday, December 9, 2023 9:48:00 AM PST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Gist Road Fire
Last Updated
Saturday, December 9, 2023 9:18 AM PST
(29 mins, 59 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Sunday, September 10, 2023 10:40 AM PDT
(3 months ago)
Incident Type
6.7 miles ESE of Buna, TX
Timber (Grass and Understory), Timber (Litter and Understory)
Control: 9/19/2023 17:10 | Contain: 9/14/2023 20:02
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

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.

Last Updated
Wed, Sep 13, 2023 11:59 AM UTC
Incident Type
Fire Discovered
Sun, Sep 10, 2023 12:40 PM UTC
12 miles northeast of Beaumont, Texas
Incident Commander
N. Kerschner, Texas A&M Forest Service, in coordination with local officials
30.266944444444, -93.9775
Total Personnel
417 Acres
Estimated Containment Date
Sun, Sep 17, 2023
Fuels Involved

Pine timber with grass and understory

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior is observed.

Dispatch Contact
Texas Interagency Coordination Center | Lufkin, TX
Phone: 936-875-4786
Website: https://ticc.tamu.edu/
Incident Map

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