Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this afternoon and evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
About 250 firefighters are maneuvering rugged, remote canyons in West Texas as they battle the first major Texas wildfires of the season.
Texas Forest Service spokesman Patrick Allen said Tuesday evening that the fires have scorched about 24,000 acres near the historic town of Fort Davis, about 175 miles southeast of El Paso.
Part of the area experienced uncontrolled wildfires exactly a year ago.
No injuries or major damage has been reported, but Allen says the fires are threatening the rustic cabins in the remote Davis Mountain Resort. He says the closest fire is about a mile from the resort.
Allen says firefighters are being helped by calm winds, but the rugged terrain is complicating efforts to establish fire lines around the resort.
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