AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK MONITORING THE EASTLAND COMPLEX FIRE AS HUNDREDS ARE FORCED TO EVACUATE
Austin, Texas, March 18, 2022 –
The Austin Disaster Relief Network is currently monitoring four different wildfires in Eastland County that have merged to form what the Texas A&M Forest Service refers to as the Eastland Complex. As of Friday morning, the blaze scorched almost 40,000 acres and continues to burn at only two percent containment. Gusty winds and low humidity have fueled the rapidly spreading wildfire and forced hundreds in Eastland County to evacuate their homes and businesses.
“We’re keeping an eye on reports coming in from the area. Should those communities need our help, we stand ready to offer them whatever assistance we can,” said Austin Disaster Relief Network Operations Officer Robert Vidaurri.
We’ll continue to monitor and provide updates as the situation develops.
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of more than 190 Greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers. ADRN’s network enables church members to organize, prepare and respond quickly in the event of a disaster, large or small. ADRN network churches, volunteers, business partners, local agencies, and community organizations provide in-kind and monetary donations and additional volunteer assistance that enables ADRN to fund the rebuild/repair of survivor homes and provide immediate assistance to those in crisis. Learn more at ADRN.org.