FORT DAVIS, Texas (AP) - Firefighting crews continue to battle the first major Texas wildfire of the season as a 20,000-acre complex of wildfires threatened a rustic development in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.
The fires designated the Livermore Ranch Complex of fires is burning in an area struck exactly a year ago by the vast, devastating Rock House Complex of fires that swept through Fort Davis.
The Livermore fires on Monday burned to within 1½ miles of the Davis Mountain Resort, about 175 miles southeast of El Paso. A wind shift allowed fire crews more time to erect fire lines around the complex of 400 cabins and other structures. Texas Forest Service spokeswoman April Saginor said the development's 150 permanent residents remained under an evacuation order, though.