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Wildfires update Thursday (May 12)

Schwartz Fire, evening of May 5, 2011, photo courtesy Leila Cash of Sanderson

Last night (Wednesday), KRTS received a end-of-day status update from Ed Brown, the spokesman for the Trans-Pecos Fire Complex team. He spoke with Rachel Osier Lindley of KRTS. Click the link above for the full audio report.

Thursday 11 AM: KRTS has learned that Highway 90, between Marathon and Sanderson, is closed due to fire-fighting operations on Schwartz Fire.

The morning update on the Brewster County wildfires: the Gage Holland Fire is 95% contained, the Iron Mountain Fire is 25% contained at 58,000 acres, and the Schwartz Fire is 25% contained, with 35,000 acres burned.

Former KRTS/KXWT News Director