Corpus Christi- We had an extreme fire danger day over the entire Coastal Bend yesterday and while several fires that got sparked up, there are two large fire that are still burning as of Thursday Morning.
The first is over in La Salle County, around Fowlerton, that is called the Los Angeles fire and is around 6000 acres with only 20% containment. The second is over in Kleberg County, near Kingsville, and is called the Borrega Fire and is around 40,000 acres with only 20% containment being reported from the Texas A&M Forest Service.
Residents and those traveling near these communities should use extreme caution and adhere to local fire Officials orders in case evacuations are Necessary.
Winds will shift more easterly today, so a lot of the smoke coming from these fires will start to shift and move Inland.
We’ll still hold on to high to very high fire danger in the area as winds will be around 10-20MPH. The strongest of these winds will arrive later this afternoon and early evening, before calming again later tonight and early tomorrow.
Kingsville- Volunteer evacuations have been ordered in Ricardo and Rivera and a part of State Highway 285 is Closed as multiple agencies are working to contain fires that began in Kleberg County on Wednesday at the King Ranch.
The Borrega fire has Burned through 60,000 acres and was 20% contained as of 8am Thursday, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.
No Damaged homes have been reported yet, Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid said in a statement Thursday morning.