Winds have pushed ash and debris from the Ford Corkscrew fire to the Deer Park area. The fire started on August 15th and has already burned over 3,000 acres and triggered level 3 evacuations.
Pictured above is one of the larger pieces of debris found in Deer Park. The branch landed about 16 miles from the current location of the fire. In addition, there were some reports of glowing embers landing in the area; however, we could not confirm those sightings. Statistically, embers pose minimal risk beyond a mile from the fire of their origin.
Throughout the day, aircraft from Deer Park had been sent to fight the fire, including the well-known Fire Boss pontoon planes. Several other aircraft were also in the vicinity battling the blaze.
Learn how to protect your home from flying embers by going to DPGazette.com/preparewildfire