Fire north of the DMR continues
Friday afternoon’s report from the Texas Forest service:
Jeff Davis County, Tejano Canyon (6/2) – 3978 acres. 10% containment. Fire made significant runs Thursday. 200 homes in Davis Mountain Resort are threatened. NIMO Team is assigned to fire. Multiple air and ground resources remained committed to this fire. Fire is 12 miles NW of Ft. Davis.
Update from the Texas Forest Service, Thursday evening
Wildfire update – June 2, 2011
· Texas Forest Service responded to four new large fires yesterday in Jeff Davis, Brewster, and Midland counties. All are contained except for the Rocco Fire in Brewster County.
· 188 of the 254 Texas counties are reporting burn bans.
New large fires from yesterday:
FRIEND, Jeff Davis County. 1,800 acres, contained. The fire is creeping and smoldering in grass, brush, and pinyon juniper. Heavy airtankers, a hand crew and helicopters worked the fire yesterday.
BUFFALO, Jeff Davis County. 1,640 acres, contained. The fire is burning 22 miles northwest of Ft. Davis in brush and pinyon juniper. Four SEATs and a TFS taskforce worked the fire.
ROCCO, Brewster County. 700 acres, 40 percent contained. The fire is creeping and smoldering in tall grass 67 miles southwest of Ft. Stockton.
WEIGH STATION, Midland County. 450 acres, contained. The fire is burning in grass and brush. Oil and gas infrastructure were threatened. Two TFS taskforces responded last night.
By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN
FORT DAVIS – A fire has erupted in the Davis Mountains Resort near Fort Davis, burning 200 acres so far. According to Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Robert Poenisch, the fire is burning in the northwest corner of the resort.
“Yes there is a fire. The Texas Forest Service is out there right now,” Poenisch said Thursday afternoon. April Saginor, a communications officer with the Texas Forest Service said that the fire is threatening 200 homes and that aircrafts have been called in to help put out the flames,
“We have unknown losses. The fire is running, it was pretty active as of 12:47 pm today,” Saginor said.
Jeff Davis County Commissioner Larry Francell doesn’t want anyone to panic,
“There is no evacuation order right now,” Francell said, “When I talked to Texas Forest Service last, every resource in the country is moving toward that fire.”
As more information flows in, updates to this story will be made.
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