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Tuesday May 31 - Wildfires Tonight

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May 31, 2011, lightning strike wildfire west of Marfa.

Three fires burning in Presidio County tonight. One, about 4-5  miles west of Marfa, south of Highway 90 (under control),  another near the Riata Motel, east of town (under control), and a third, northeast of the Marfa Airport, still burning, near the Jeff Davis County line, and moving toward the area already burned out.

10 PM Update: There were 6 fires in Presidio County tonight, including Nopal Road, near Bar Lite & Escondido Ranches and Crown-X Ranch, near Cibolo Creek, east of Hwy 67. In Jeff Davis County, there are fires in the north part of the county, north along Highway 118. Also, Buffalo Pasture, just north of the Rock Pile Ranch, which is north of the Hwy 166/118 roads. Also, Friend Mountain. And another fire, unnamed, put out by ranchers.

 

Former KRTS/KXWT News Director