Helicopter assisting firefighters on the Powerline Fire in Texas

Powerline Fire helicopter

The Powerline Fire in Big Bend National Park in south Texas has burned about 1,790 acres as of 5 p.m. CST on Thursday. A Type 3 helicopter and the park’s fixed wing aircraft are assisting firefighters. A downed powerline during gusty, hot winds ignited the fire on Monday, February 1.

More information is at Wildfire Today.

The photos above were supplied by the National Park Service.