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Camp Seal Fire

Unit Information

Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas
College Station, TX 77845

Incident Contact

Ryan Burns
Email: ryan.burns@tfs.tamu.edu
Phone: 936-433-5841

Fire activity on the Polk 4613 Fire on August 4, 2022Image options: [ Full Size ]

On August 4th, at approximately 1:30 PM, Texas A&M Forest Service was called to assist with a wildfire located 30 miles south of Highway 190 between Livingston and Woodville. The fire was initially reported to be 100 acres and quickly grew to 300 acres.

Crews arrived on scene and observed high fire behavior in a mixture of pine plantation and hardwood fuels. Three homes in the area are currently threatened.

Texas A&M Forest Service is working in unified command with local fire departments to protect homes, and has ordered multiple aviation resources to assist with the fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginThursday August 04th, 2022 approx. 01:00 PM
Location57 miles south of Lufkin, TX
Incident CommanderR. Holbrook, Texas A&M Forest Service
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates30.544 latitude, -94.556 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel53
Size251 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday August 04th, 2022 approx. 09:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Significant Events

The fire became 100% contained at approximately 9:00pm on August 4th, crews will return to in the check the fire and conduct mop up operations.

Outlook

Planned Actions

conduct mop up operations and monitor the smoldering fire

Projected Incident Activity

Conduct mop up operations with bulldozers

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Temperatures will decline slightly and the relative humidity percentage will increase as chances for thunderstorms are present in the afternoon. Firefighters will be cautious of outflow winds as storms develop.