Boykin Road Fire 100 Percent Contained

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - The "Boykin Road Fire" burning just south of Big Spring is now 100 percent contained according to Howard County officials. 85 percent of the fire has been put out. Crews are currently working hot spots.

Crews continue spent the afternoon working two fires from the ground and from the air on the mountain south of Big Spring.

The Boykin Road Fire started Monday afternoon and has consumed well over 15,000 acres. Officials say two homes south of Big Spring and a shed were destroyed in the flames, but numerous other structures were saved.

ONCOR crews spent the day replacing damaged power poles. They hoped to have the electricity back on by 4:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Crews from Midland and Odessa took over the fire fight Tuesday morning to give Howard County and Big Spring crews a chance to rest.

Residents living along several roads in the Silver Hills area were evacuated as a precaution early Tuesday morning.

Highway 87 was closed to traffic, but reopened around 7:00 Tuesday morning.

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