Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fires in Fort Davis and the Big Bend area

UPDATE: HOW YOU CAN HELP

Big Bend Now has listings of how you can help: How You Can Help.
I think we will give directly to the local fire department, but I am sure any help is welcomed.




My most favorite place in the world is suffering a horrific runaway wildfire which started on Saturday and no containment of the blaze in sight yet.

Mike Perry, who lives in Alpine, wrote up this regarding the now national disaster: It's Like a Large Black Ocean.

No human losses yet, but 60,000 acres and counting, 80 + structures and homes, and uncounted livestock and wildlife. And just as the pronghorns were beginnging to come back in better herd numbers.

Very very heartbreaking.

3 comments:

la peregrina said...

I was saddened when I first heard the news reports on this. I have a feeling that this is the year the western states burn. Fires have already swept through parts of the Colorado front range and the plains.

Celia said...

I'm so sorry Pattie, fires are horrendous. We've had some bad ones here in SE Wash, the last burning right into the town of Dayton. Every fall I breath a sigh of relief that nothing too bad fired up. Dry and windy, bad combinations. My prayers for all.

joared said...

Heard about the Big Bend fires and can imagine how horrendous they are.