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McDannald Fire is 61% contained in Fort Davis

(Source: Texas A&M Forest Service) (Source: Texas A&M Forest Service)
FORT DAVIS, TX (KWES) -

There's good progress with the McDannald Fire. Firefighters have contained 61% out of the 19,043 acres in Fort Davis. 

About 388 firefighters from across the Lone Star State are still working to put out the large flame. Firefighters are trying to protect the Davis Mountain Resort, where a voluntary evacuation order is currently in place due to firefighting personnel and equipment in that area.

That's where the fire was a half a mile from the closest house in the Davis Mountain Resort, the east of the Paradise Ridge was also a concern as there's dead and dry vegetation along with poor road accessibility making it hard for first responders to get to the area.

Also, they're keeping an eye on the Crow's Nest Community which has around 30 homes.

Luckily,  nobody has been injured in the fire. Firefighters plan to continue dropping retardant in the area and provide more structure protection.

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