Firefighters are currently working to contain the Sands wildfire in Winkler County. The fire started August 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm approximately 14 miles south of Kermit, Texas.
The wildfire is actively burning in grass and brush. Resources are having access issues due to deep sand. Ground resources are working to construct containment lines around the fire. Aviation resources have been requested to assist with suppression efforts.
Texas A&M Forest Service is currently in unified command with local resources to manage the fire.