McDannald Fire is 61% contained in Fort Davis

McDannald Fire is 61% contained in Fort Davis
(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.

Faces of the fire McDannald Fire

#FacesoftheFire: Facilities Unit Leader Trainee David Moody has a big chore – to make a home away from home for hundreds of tired and hungry firefighters. From setting up mobile shower and toilet units to working with a wildland firefighter food caterer, Facilities Unit Leaders are always busy making sure firefighters have a clean and safe place to rest their heads. The Facilities Unit Leader is under Logistics in the Incident Command Structure. Many thanks to the Bloys Campmeeting Association for letting us use their historical camp at Skillman Grove as our base! #IncidentManagementTeam101 To stay updated on the McDannald Fire please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5773/.

Posted by Texas A&M Forest Service on Monday, May 7, 2018

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