After Nearly Two Weeks, McDannald Ranch Fire Is Now 100 Percent Contained

Millions of dollars, and many firefighters have been used to fight the fire, which began last April.

By Sally BeauvaisMay 15, 2018 7:55 am| , ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

As of Monday, May 14, the McDannald Ranch Fire, which has been burning west of Fort Davis since late April, is 100 percent contained. It burned up 19,043 acres of grassland in the Davis Mountains.

Millions of dollars in resources and personnel were directed towards putting out the fire, which reached into portions of the Davis Mountains Nature Preserve.

Larry Belles, the state fire manager for the Nature Conservancy in Texas, came in from Nagocdoches to coordinate the firefighting strategy on the protected land – which, as it turned out, contained resources that were crucial to fire operations at large.

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