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Fire In Big Bend National Park Destroys Historic Sites, Causes Closures

By Carlos Morales A fire that started in Mexico and jumped the Rio Grande soon after has ignited fires on the U.S. side of the river in Big Bend National Park, causing damage to historic buildings and forcing site closures … Continue reading

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Wildfire Burning East Of Presidio Now Contained

By Carlos Morales A fire that began Friday afternoon in Mexico and soon spread across the border east of Presidio is now contained, according to a county official. The Big Bend Sentinel first reported the fire began around 4:15 PM near … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Scenic Loop Complex Affects 8,100 Acres Near Davis Mountains

A federal response crew is expected to arrive Thursday in Fort Davis to assist with multiple fires near the Davis Mountains. The Scenic Loop Complex  — the name for a group of 6 individual fires —  is burning near the northern part … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Local Crews Fight Two Fires in Jeff Davis County

Fire crews across West Texas continue to fight two blazes burning in Jeff Davis County. As of Wednesday morning, the two fires are almost fully contained.

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Containment of the McDannald Fire Now at 59 Percent

As of late Sunday, fire officials reported the McDannald Ranch fire was now 59 percent contained. The wildfire that’s believed to have been started by lightning strike early last week has affected an estimated 18,970 acres as of Sunday night.

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South Double Diamond Grassland Fire Contained

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson says a grassland fire that broke out south of Alpine Thursday afternoon has been contained, following several flare ups this morning.

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Firefighters Contain 52-Acre Grass Fire Outside Fort Davis

Volunteer Fire Departments from Fort Davis and Marfa on Wednesday responded to a 52-acre grass fire outside Fort Davis, near the intersection of  highways 118 and 17.

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DMR Volunteer Fire Department Adds Revamped Military Truck to Fleet

The DMR volunteer fire department is adding a transformed military tractor-trailer to their small fleet of firefighting vehicles. The department received the former military truck and a $20,000 grant for an attachable water tank that holds 700 gallons of water. … Continue reading

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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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Grassland Fire Coming Under Control North of Fort Davis

Friday 4 PM: The wildland fire north of Fort Davis is 90% contained. The fire ran up in some rocky areas and died down. Crews did arrive from Fort Stockton. No structures were damaged. There are a few hot spots left, but … Continue reading

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