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Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-1108
On the evening of June 12th, a wildland fire was spotted in the vicinity of Lost Mine Peak in Big Bend National Park. Lightning is the presumed cause of the fire, which grew to a total of five acres.
Initial response included Big Bend National Park fire crew members who monitored and assessed the fire. Additional fire resources were requested, and included an air attack aircraft and an incident commander.While the fire was actively burning, the nearby Lost Mine Trail was closed to the public as a precaution. The trail reopened on June 15th, when the fire was 100% contained and controlled, and put into monitoring status.