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Residents Returning Home in Midland County, Fort Davis

WEST TEXAS - Residents in both Midland County and Fort Davis are returning home this morning after massive wildfires swept through those areas Saturday.

The City of Midland says residents who were evacuated from the area around 1788 Saturday afternoon can now return home. There are several "spot" fires still in the area that could burn for days. The Midland Fire Department has five units watching the perimeter of the fire to make sure it does not start back up.

NewsWest9's Victor Lopez reports from Balmorhea that about 50 Fort Davis residents were still in a shelter there this morning, but residents were starting to head back toward Fort Davis.

KRTS, Marfa Public Radio, reports that roads were reopening around Fort Davis, but the power could be off for days and the water supply remains limited. Some burned structures were reported as still smoldering Sunday morning.

Sunday is expected to be another extreme fire day in West Texas. Stay with NewsWest9 for the latest updates as needed.

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