Brewster County Fires Sparked by Lightning

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BREWSTER COUNTY - The Texas Forest Service is still battling 2 fires in Brewster County after Wednesday nights storms.

Lighting is getting the blame for both.

The first fire is east of Alpine and Highway 67, and has burned 650 acres.

Air and ground forces are attacking that fire.

The other fire, called the Cathedral fire, is in a hard to reach area, and is threatening one building.  

150 acres have burned there so far.  

Air tankers have also been called in for this fire.

No injuries have been reported.