Firefighters are currently working to contain the Scenic Loop Complex of wildfires in Jeff Davis County. Eighteen wildfires have been reported in the area, with seven of those active as of June 5, 2018. Multiple structures have been saved. The fires are burning in rough terrain and are currently not a threat to any community directly.
The Southern Area Type 1 Incident Management Blue Team is currently in unified command with the County of Jeff Davis and Texas A&M Forest Service to manage the fires.
Responding and assisting agencies include the County of Jeff Davis, Fort Davis FD, Cherry Creek VFD, Valentine VFD, Davis Mountain Resort VFD, Marfa VFD, Texas A&M Forest Service LSSIMT, Texas A&M Forest Service, TIFMAS, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Texas Department of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Nature Conservancy's Davis Mountain Preserve, The University of Texas McDonald Observatory, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of Transportation, AEP Electric, Texas Cattle Raisers Association, as well as local cooperators James King, Melvin Jones, and Jeff Francell.
A temporary flight restriction is in place, NOTAM 8/9499 over the fire area, to provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday June 05th, 2018 approx. 09:40 AM|
|Location||Jeff Davis County, Texas|
|Incident Commander||Mike Wilkins/Steve Parrish|
|Coordinates||30.668 latitude, -104.139 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
tall grass, shrub, timber (grass understory)
Scenic Loop Complex Fires include:
48 Tank Fire (939 acres, 100% contained),
Brooks Fire (104 acres, 100% contained),
Bear Mountain Fire (8,036 acres, 100% contained),
Windmill Fire (856 acres, 100% contained),
Jones/Phillips Fire (907 acres, 100% contained),
Long X2 Fire (8,602 acres, 100% contained).