Crews battle fire in Jeff Davis County

(Photo: Fort Davis Fire Department)

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY -- Crews are battling another grass fire in Jeff Davis County.

According to the Fort Davis Fire Department, the fire was first reported just before midnight on Tuesday at the Caldwell Ranch near Highway 118 and 166.

The blaze, which is now named the Caldwell Ranch Fire, has grown to 1,000 acres in size and is 50-percent contained.

FDFD states that the fire is currently on rough terrain and is hard to reach.

Along with local fire crews on the ground three single-engine air tankers and a helicopter are on scene to work the fire. Four large air tankers have also been ordered to help with the work.

On Monday it was announced that the McDannald Fire was 100-percent contained after growing to be larger than 22,000 acres at one point.


(Photo: Fort Davis Fire Department)
(Photo: Fort Davis Fire Department)
(Photo: Fort Davis Fire Department)
(Photo: Fort Davis Fire Department)