Two Fires Continue to Burn in West Texas
Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WEST TEXAS - Fire crews continue to battle wildfires in Crockett and Brewster County.

The fire in Crockett County is threatening homes and oil structures.

The blaze has been burning since Monday night.

Fire crews are out in force trying to snuff the blaze which started at the Mitchell Ranch.

Six homes and some oil infrastructure is threatened.

So far about 1,000 acres have burned.

The Texas Forest Service and Crockett County fire volunteers are battling the blaze and air tankers have been called in to help.

Fire crews also continue to battle another wildfire in Brewster County.

The fire started at the Shakelford Ranch but has now moved into Big Bend National Park.

The Texas Forest Service estimates more than 3,000 acres have been destroyed in the blaze.