Large fire in Alpine destroys local businesses

Large fire in Alpine destroys local businesses

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A large fire in Alpine, Texas, appeared to destroy several businesses and closed down a major road in the town in Brewster County on Sunday, May 26, according to the Texas Department of Transportation El Paso via its X account.

According to Marfa Public Radio, the fire destroyed a handful of local businesses.

U.S. 67 East and West were closed down from miles 908 to 910 because of the fire, TxDOT said.

Photos courtesy of TxDOT El Paso
Photos courtesy of TxDOT El Paso

The fire was about a block east of the historic Holland Hotel in Alpine.

According to Marfa Public Radio, the Gallery on the Square, Judy’s Bread & Breakfast, Eva’s Salon, La Azteca and Vintage Antique & Snazzy Things were all destroyed in the fire.

Marfa Public Radio says the surrounding area was evacuated and no one was critically injured. Firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation and minor injuries.

U.S. 67 reopened in both directions on Monday, May 27 after the fire closed it for several hours, TxDOT said. Eastbound is currently down to one lane.

Fire crews are continuing to monitoring hot spots and extinguishing flare-ups.

TxDOT says it will continue to monitor travel and expects traffic to increase as the holiday weekend ends.

Alpine is about 200 miles southeast of El Paso.

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