In a previous post, I reported on the Wildcat Fire and included photos and a short video of the devastation the fire caused. Here, I've finally compiled some video I took of the event from April 14 and April 15 showing what I saw while the fire raged and firefighters did what they could to contain the conflagration.
On April 14, 2011, the infamous Wildcat wildfire roared into Coke County, Texas from the north and northwest and then into Tom Green County threatening the City of San Angelo. Then, the next day, winds shifted and blew the fire back from the south. Winds gusted 30-40 mph.
The Butterfield Canyon Ranch, belonging to my family, was in the middle of it all.
Here are some scenes I caught on video.
And many thanks to the Texas Forest Service firefighters and all other volunteer firefighters who fought this devastating wildfire.
The Wildcat wildfire burned for weeks and destroyed an estimated 159,000+ acres.
(Music by Rob Costlow)