Texarkana Firefighters Help Fight Texas Wildfires | KAMR
TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KSHV) – Volunteers from the Texarkana Texas Fire Department are back home after helping with several wildfires burning across Texas.
Chris Black and Owen Jones of Texarkana TIFMAS Strike Team 129 recently battled three wildfires in West Texas. Officials say they are happy to have brought them home safely and happy to have been able to help with wildfire control efforts.
The Chico Ln. a fire in Reagan County, west of San Angelo, burned 8,000 acres. According to the Texas Wildfire Incident Response System, the fire was 100% contained by March 18. A fire weather watch was issued for the area on March 26 at 2:05 p.m. and is in effect until March 27 at 9:00 p.m.
8,100 acres were scorched by the Crews Gap Fire in Runnels and Coleman counties northeast of San Angelo. He escaped containment lines on the east side due to high winds, but firefighters quickly managed to contain him again.
Fire crews have been conducting controlled burns around the Ramsey blaze, located midway between San Angelo and Waco, over the past few days to contain it, but evacuation orders were issued on Saturday when the fire reignited. The fire is 50% contained and has burned 3,100 acres as of 7:39 p.m.