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Wildfire in DMR - Thursday June 2 - Evening Edition

Tejano Canyon Fire, DMR, Jeff Davis County, June 2, 2001, KRTS photo by Jeff Smith.

The Tejano Canyon Fire started in the DMR (Davis Mountains Resort) around 10 AM today, It burned about 1,000 acres. There is little containment at this point. The fire began moving away from the DMR to the north and to the east. The winds switched late afternoon, and the wildfire began burning north by west, still away from DMR.

Because of its proximity to residential areas and because structures are threatened, there are many resources on the scene. Air attacks have continued all afternoon. Two twin-rotor Chinooks are still dumping water this hour. Two hand crews are following the air craft drops in order to clean up hot spots. Two more hand crews are expected to arrive in the area later.

9 PM Update: Currently the wind is moving the fire north, away from the inhabited areas of the Davis Mountains Resort. All fire crews are closing up firefighting operations for the evening. The Texas Forest Service and local fire departments are developing a plan for tomorrow, utilizing tankers and dozers currently in the DMR. As of the most recent count, the fire has burned 1700 acres.

Click the headline for a slide show of fire photos.

Former KRTS/KXWT News Director