• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Important historic building at Big Bend NP destroyed by fire

An historic area of Big Bend National Park was destroyed Wednesday by a wildfire, according to park officials.

Smoke from the wildfire was first spotted on Tuesday on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande River, but by 6 p.m. Wednesday park staff saw embers crossing over and causing flare ups in the park.

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