Tag Archives: Wildfire
Even though the Big Bend region continues to experience high fire danger, a spokesperson for the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department told Marfa Public Radio the wildfire’s growth has been halted and may be in its final stages. By Wednesday … Continue reading
About three-fourths of all fire departments in Texas are run by volunteers. And as burn bans pile up—so do the challenges for many of these departments.
Containment for the McDannald Ranch fire is now up to 39 percent, officials said Sunday morning. The wildfire that’s believed to have been started by lightning strike early last week has affected an estimated 18,966 acres as of Sunday morning.
A wildfire that’s believed to have been started by lightning strike early Monday morning on McDannald Ranch, west of Brown Mountain in Jeff Davis County, is still burning. Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 AM UPDATE: There is no formal evacuation order … Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
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
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