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Officials Believe Crown Mountain Wildfire Caused By Lightning

This weekend, a wild land fire broke out in the backcountry of the Big Bend National Park, leaving traces of smoke throughout the area and forcing the park to temporarily close all facilities, trails and campgrounds in the Chisos Basin as a … Continue reading

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Wildfire in Big Bend National Park Fully Contained

The “Powerline Fire” that burned almost 1,800 acres in Big Bend National Park last week was fully contained on Friday (February 5). That fire was sparked from a downed powerline last Monday with heavy winds and dry conditions across the … Continue reading

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Big Bend Wildfire Expected to be Contained This Weekend

Firefighters are getting a handle on the “Powerline Fire” that’s burned more than 1,700 acres in Big Bend National Park this week. The park said Friday morning the fire was 75% contained and had stopped actively spreading. Park spokesperson David … Continue reading

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1,500 Acres Burned as Big Bend Wildfire Continues

A grassland wildfire that began in Big Bend National Park Monday afternoon has burned 1,500 acres this week, the park said Thursday morning. Earlier this week the park had estimated the fire at nearly 2,000 acres, but that number was … Continue reading

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