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Wildfires Update Thursday June 2

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Ponder Ranch Fire, from Highway 17, north of Marfa TX, May 31, 2011.

KRTS spoke with D.L. Wilkerson of the Texas Forestry Service on the following active wildfires, all caused by lightning strikes.

Rocco Fire: In Brewster County, 67 miles southwest of Fort Stockton. 700 acres burned, 40% contained.

Buffalo Pasture Fire: In Jeff Davis County, 22 miles northwest of Fort Davis. 1,640 acres burned, 95% contained.

Friend Mountain Fire: In Jeff Davis County, 20 miles northwest of Fort Davis. 1,800 acres burned, 95% contained.

Former KRTS/KXWT News Director