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By Carlos Morales A wildfire on the McCoy Ranch in northwestern Jeff Davis County is now under control, according to the Fort Davis Fire Department. A lightning storm Wednesday afternoon initially sparked two blazes, which ended up burning into each … Continue reading
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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