Firefighters are currently working to contain the 8889 wildfire in Ward County. The fire started August 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm approximately 7 miles east of Monahans, Texas.
The wildfire is actively burning in mesquite and grass. Ground resources are working to construct containment lines around the fire. Aviation resources are being utilized to assist with fire suppression.
Texas A&M Forest Service is currently in unified command with local resources to manage the fire.