Crews continue battling wildfire at Big Bend National Park

Local News
Man Dies In Big Bend National Park _-4185707473774229616

BIG BEND, Texas (Nexstar) – For the second day, crews will be out at Big Bend National Park battling a wildfire.

According to the Park, the first was first reported Thursday afternoon along the southern edge of the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains.

The fire was about 15 acres in size and was moving south, according to a release. However, the spread was slowed as winds pushed the flames to the cliff’s edge.

Meanwhile, crews made the hike in and began cutting off fuels near trails and campsites effectively slowing the spread of the fire again overnight, according to a release.

Crews are back out battling the fire again Friday and say the cause of ignition is currently unknown.

Hiking and backpacking campsites in the high Chisos Mountains have been closed through the weekend including, Pinnacles, Laguna Meadow, Colima, Boot Canyon, Blue Creek, Juniper Canyon and South Rim Trails.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss
May 30 2021 11:45 am