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Weekend Rains Slows Growth of Coyote Fire in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Weekend rains across Far West Texas helped slow the growth of the Coyote Fire burning in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, though there’s a Red Flag Fire Warning in effect for the area Monday due to a forecast of drier and windier conditions. The … Continue reading

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The Coyote Fire Continues in the Guadalupes

There’s a wildfire in the highest terrain in Texas. It was ignited by a lightning strike on Saturday near Coyote Peak in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. That’s in Far West Texas near the border with New Mexico, south of Carlsbad … Continue reading

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Wildfire in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Update Tuesday (May 10) at 4 PM: The Coyote Fire is now at 8,205 acres and is 30% contained. Over the past several days in Far West Texas, with dry and windy conditions, volunteer fire departments have been dealing with a … Continue reading

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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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Wildfire Burns Almost 2,000 Acres in Big Bend National Park

This post is being updated continually with information as we receive it. A grassland wildfire that began in Big Bend National Park Monday afternoon has grown to almost 2,000 acres, the park said Wednesday afternoon. The fire began from a downed power … Continue reading

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Wildfire Burning in Mountains South of Fort Davis

This is a developing story. We’ll update this post with information as we receive it. Monday, March 30, 3:30 pm The wildfire in the Puertacitas Mountains south of Fort Davis and north of Marfa has essentially come under containment, as of Monday afternoon. The … Continue reading

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Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park Re-opened Sunday

UPDATE (Sunday, June 15): The Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park re-opens on Sunday at noon. Sunday morning, park officials reported that the wildfire that began on Thursday is 75% contained. On Sunday, a small group of park rangers and full-time … Continue reading

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