NEW: 8pm. Marfa Public Radio is on the air broadcasting at 93.5 FM and still online (http://www.marfapublicradio.org/) providing GREAT area fire coverage!
The Indian Lodge in Davis Mountains State Park is safe, but closed.
Want to help? Big Bend Now has published a good list.
NEW: Marfa Public Radio published a list at 7pm of area hotels offering homeless Fort Davis residents shelter. Next time you plan a vacation to the region, please consider booking a room with these generous hoteliers. The Paisano in Marfa; Thunderbird in Marfa; El Cosmico in Marfa; Marfa Guest Quarters; Eve’s Garden in Marathon; Antelope Lodge in Alpine; Highland Inn in Alpine.
7:30 pm http://www.marfapublicradio.org/ announcing Hwy 67 N from Alpine to Fort Stockton in closed, along with 17 N From Fort Davis to Balmorhea, 17 S from Fort Davis to Marfa, and Hwy 118 between Alpine and Fort Davis.
NEW: Marfa Public Radio had an eyewitness account indicated Hwy 118 between Alpine and Fort Davis was closed. Fire seen near Mitre Peak and the Girl Scout Camp http://www.marfapublicradio.org/
New: (4:50 pm: Hwy 67 between Alpine and Fort Stockton closed due to active fire. Report on http://www.marfapublicradio.org/ Hwy 17 north between Fort Davis and Balmorhea remains closed.
New: Authorities are asking non-Fort Davis residents to stay away for now. They are receiving lots of support from fire control crews and need room to do their work. We are also hearing Prude Ranch is fine.
New: NewWest 9 reports that Fort Davis National Historic Site and McDonald Observatory are undamaged by fire.
We wanted to share what we know about fire damage in the Fort Davis area. Credible, eye-witness reports tell us there will be no power in Fort Davis for 4-5 days and...
The Jeff Davis County Courthouse was untouched.
Davis Mountains State Park did get some fire, but no buildings were affected.
Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute had some burning on their land, but their buildings were not affected.
McDonald Observatory is fine, and housed evacuees last night.
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http://www.bigbendnow.com/ and http://www.marfapublicradio.org/ have been tireless in reporting about the fire.
Our main website, http://www.texasmountaintrail.com/ does not appear to be working correctly this morning. This is completely unrelated to the fire disaster in the region.