Taylor County Wildfires Continue to Burn Sunday Night
Sunday as I left a restaurant near ACU (in northeast Abilene) I spotted a huge cloud of smoke in the sky in southwest Abilene. As I drove closer to home, it was becoming apparent that is was somewhere near the vicinity of my home. As I inquired about the fire I noticed several firetrucks, county, forestry and Abilene Fire officials just a few miles from my house. As the afternoon wore on the Taylor County wildfires continued to burn.
As of 8:30 PM firefighter officials on the side of Buffalo Gap Road told me that the fire was for the most part contained however, because of the extremely high winds, firefighters will continue fighting the blaze well into the night.
One neighborhood (on CR 330) has already been evacuated but no structures were threatened as of 8:30 PM. The white airplane with it’s distinctive orange tail can be seen flying over the wildfires and dumping on the fire.
As I drove to the convenience store near Buffalo Gap, the Rescue the Animals van was parked in the stores parking lot, ready to help families evacuate their pets as well.