July 3, 2018, by Kirk Thomas
Palo Pinto Fire near Worth Ranch Update
UPDATE: The fire is 100% contained. No structures were destroyed and no injuries were reported. Worth Ranch is safe and cleared for Aquatic School.
I just received word that the fire burning in Palo Pinto is getting close to Worth Ranch. There is no way to tell if the fire will reach the Ranch or not.
Please, do NOT go to Worth Ranch to try to help. There were some road closures last night, and with the unpredictability of wild fires, we do not want people getting trapped or hurt. Additionally, the fire fighters need as much freedom of movement as possible. Extra vehicle traffic could complicate their efforts in containing and extinguishing the fire.
Regarding Aquatic School – we expect A-School to go on as scheduled. A plan B is being developed in case it cannot be held at Worth Ranch.
Thank you for your support of Scouting, and thank you for your cooperation during this time of uncertainty.
John Coyle, Scout Executive
Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America
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