Editor’s Note: Thursday morning we received this email from Pete Smyke, Alpine resident, house painter, and all around concerned citizen and activist. Great stuff. Thanks, Pete. I went to the wildfire prevention and preparedness meeting in Alpine this evening. There is a website called www.texasfirestorm.org that has information on how […]
Part of the aerial firefighting attacks on the Gage Holland Fire: on Monday afternoon, northwest over a ridge from Sunny Glen, a plane drops fire retardant on the leading edge of the fire, as seen from Ranger Road. Fire retardant, just dropped, settles on the leading edge of the fire. […]
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 […]