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The Rock House Fire: 5 Years Later

The Rock House Fire remains the largest grassland fire in Texas history. On Saturday, April 9, 2011, it began its rampage across Far West Texas, affecting many residents. Today during the Spring Membership Drive for Marfa Public Radio, we revisit some of … Continue reading

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Despite Forecasts for a Less Active Fire Season, Danger Still High in West Texas

Fire season is well underway here in West Texas – just this month we’ve seen a couple of small grass fires break out on the outskirts of Marfa, and what could’ve been a very large fire burned about a 7-mile … Continue reading

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Wildfire Breaks Out, Quickly Put Down West of Marfa

Update 3:20 pm: Presidio County Emergency Management Coordinator Gary Mitschke confirmed to KRTS that construction crews working for TxDOT “most likely” sparked yesterday afternoon’s fire near Marfa. As we’ve reported, sources close to the scene told KRTS yesterday that crews were … Continue reading

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