Above: Map of the McDannald Fire showing the approximate perimeter early Thursday morning May 3, 2018.
(Originally published at 8:43 a.m. CDT May 3, 2018)
The McDannald Fire in western Texas slowed Wednesday and officials were able to lift the voluntary evacuations that were in effect for the Davis Mountain Resort area.
A mapping flight at about 2 a.m. Thursday estimated the fire had burned 22,053 acres.
Jeff Davis County released the following information Wednesday evening:
With the cooler temperatures and higher humidity today the McDannald Fire has shown minimal fire growth. The east side of Paradise Ridge has little fire activity at this time and the head of the fire appears to be north of the Davis Mountain Resort.
Given these conditions, the County Judge and County EMC will lift the voluntary evacuation order at 8:00 PM this evening. Residents will be allowed back in after that time.
We appreciate the cooperation of all residents. Your actions allowed the structure crews in the Davis Mountain Resort to perform their work with minimal trouble.