It appears the wildfire near Fort Davis, now commonly referred to as the Rockhouse Fire, is currently under control, but there is a great deal of concern about what will happen today. The stronger winds will return, and that factor, along with the continuing dry weather could make this a very busy day for firefighters across the state.
OA Online News out of Odessa, Texas, has a good story this morning written by Jon Vanderlaan, about how the firefighters are using controlled burns to starve the wildfires of fuel. It appears to have worked with the Fort Davis fire, for now. Click here to read the full article in the online edition of the Odessa American.
Meanwhile, it’s easy to forget that surrounding states are dealing with major fires as well until you see pictures online such as this one from Cibola Forest, New Mexico, showing firefighters there on the job, relaying messages down the line.
These hardworking firefighters are all that stand between us and complete disaster. Our thoughts and prayers — and thanks — go out to them today as they will be dealing with very dangerous conditions.