Castolon Fire contained at Big Bend National Park

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BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) The fire, which burned nearly 1,000 acres at Big Bend National Park, has been contained.

Park officials announced Tuesday that as of June 1, the fire was 100 percent contained, although pockets of heat remained.

In total, the park says the Castalon fire burned 944 acres of land.

Officials say the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive has been reopened but the Castolon Historic area will remain closed.

Furthermore, park officials credited firefighters and their efforts in saving various artifacts and buildings despite the odds and size of the fire.

“Although damaged, Castolon remains a rich remnant of Big Bend’s pioneer and military past, and represents the mixing of cultures along the border.” said acting Superintendent Tom VandenBerg. “In spite of losing so much, we are forever grateful for all the facilities that were spared.”

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