Wildfires threaten remote West Texas resort

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 2 at 8:33 AM

FORT DAVIS, Texas (AP) -- Wildfire specialists are being brought in to reinforce the fire line guarding a remote, rugged West Texas resort development.

By late Tuesday, wildfires had burned about 24,000 acres of slopes and canyons in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

Texas Forest Service spokeswoman Catherine Hibbard said Tuesday night that a wildfire was about a half-mile from the Davis Mountain Resort, about 175 miles southeast of El Paso. She said specialists called "hot shots" will be moved to the line closest to the fire in an effort to keep it from entering the rustic development.

No structural damage or injuries had been reported, but Hibbard said the fire closest to the resort was about 30 percent contained as of late Tuesday night after scorching almost 13,400 acres.

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