Gazette Publisher John Waters reported from the Sunny Glen subdivision on the west side of Alpine that the fire is still active in that area. One flank of the fire, at least, is burning close to Rim Road, near the intersection with Wagon Road. Firefighters continue to drop water from […]
Update: Gage Holland Wildfire on west edge of Alpine; all residences west of Moseley Lane ordered to evacuate.
6:20 pm: Fire is visible from west side of Alpine and flames visible on ridge above Sunny Glen, according to Gazette Publisher John Waters, stationed on FM 1703 to Sunny Glen. Alpine Police Chief said the fire is “moving fast.” Firefighting crews from Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis as well as […]
Update: Hwy 90/67 closed again; fire, which has jumped HWY 67/90, officially named “Gage-Holland Fire”
Hwy 90/67 west of Alpine closed again, at approximately 3:30 pm. Fire has been named by officials the Gage Holland fire, after the ranch on which it started, just west of Paisano Pass. As of 3:50 pm, according to Alpine Fire Chief Mark Scudder who is also Incident Commander, the […]
New wildfire burning just west of Alpine: HWY 67/90 west out of Alpine closed, Sunny Glen being evacuated
Around noon today, a Union Pacific Railroad crew reported a wildfire burning on the railroad tracks just west of Alpine. By about 12:30 pm, from downtown Alpine, a black plume of smoke was visible to the west. The fire appears to have started about a mile west of the rest […]
Former U.S. President George W. Bush, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, and U.S. Army Major Sergeant Major Chris Self (from left to right, above) held a press conference this morning in Lajitas. Along with 13 other wounded veterans, the trio just completed the last leg of a three-day, […]