Fire in Jeff Davis County 80% Contained

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - It's been slow going, but firefighters are making progress on a massive brush fire in Jeff Davis County.

The Texas Forest Service is reporting that the Beard Mountain Fire is 80 percent contained.

So far, more than 3,600 acres have been scorched in the mountains east of Fort Davis.

Firefighters say lighter winds are helping them in their fight against the flames.

No injuries have been reported and no buildings or homes have been burned.