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ROCKHOUSE, Presidio and Jeff Davis Counties. 230,904 acres, 75 percent contained. Additional growth isexpected to the north and east as strong winds and low RH are expected across the area again today. Twentythreehomes and 2 commercial structures were destroyed in the Ft. Davis area in the initial burning period.The Buffalo Trail Boy Scout Ranch remains threatened. Approximately 300 firefighters continue to work thefire burning in heavy brush and pinyon-juniper in Madera Canyon. Difficult terrain is causing control problemson the west side of the fire. Crews continue to conduct burnout operations. A base camp for hundreds offirefighters has been set up at the Ft. Davis State Park. A FEMA Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) wasreceived.
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Rock House, Texas Forest Service. Fort Davis, TX. Grass. Extreme fire behavior. Residences threatened.
Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 0530 MT
Balmorhea, TX – The fire threatening Balmorhea is heading a new direction Wednesday afternoon. Some families in Lake Balmorhea and Toyahvale spent the night at the Balmorhea community center as part of a voluntary evacuation. They are now back in their homes as the winds shift north west of the community.The fire is currently 9 miles west of Balmorhea and crews worry the McDonald Observatory could be in danger this afternoon. So far 250 thousand acres have burned in the Rockhouse Fire and 75% is contained.
As of 10 hours agoCurrent SituationTotal Personnel 409Size 292,739 acresPercent Contained 66%Fuels Involved Tall Grass (2.5 ft)Fire Behavior Backing and flanking with isolated up canyon runsPercent contained decreased due to wind event last night. Electrical fire in abandoned structure. Blue Team transitioning with Red Team. Red eam takes command at 0700 4/28/2011Humidity 5%
Commissioners Court bans all outdoor burning As they renewed the ban, commissioners emphasized that ALL outdoor fires, flames, cooking, barbecuing, grilling, burning of trash, construction and welding would be forbidden for the time being.
Final Rock House Fire Update 5-3-11This is the Final Rock House Fire Update for the Rock House Fire:
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