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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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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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Ecologists Revive a Dwindling Tree Population and Steel the Landscape Against Fire

Take a walk around the interior of the Davis Mountains Preserve and you’re likely to hear a symphony of noises you might not expect to find in the West Texas desert: A babbling creek and a chorus of tree-dwelling birds. In … Continue reading

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Update: Limpia Canyon Fire Contained

Update 2:30 pm – The Limpia Canyon Fire outside of Fort Davis is now contained, according to Jim Fowler with the Fort Davis Fire Department. Crews will still be working to clean up the burned areas and any hot spots that … 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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Texas Wildfires May Get Worse In The Future

This week, a group of scientists released a comprehensive report on climate change, titled the National Climate Assessment. One of its authors is a Texas professor, who, looking at wildfires in Texas, points to the past to predict the future. … 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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