Mesquite Heat Fire-May 18, 2022 Orders & Information

Declaration of Disaster

Taylor County Judge implemented a Disaster Declaration on May 18, 2022 due to widespread damage from a wildfire along Hwy 277 in the Hidden Valley area and spread over the Western portion of the County with threat to the Town of Buffalo Gap.   A mandatory evacuation order was issued thereafter to evacuate areas in the path of this fire to include Town of Buffalo Gap.   As of May 19, 2022, over 9,000 acres have burned in Taylor County, and the mandatory evacuation orders are still in effect.  Please click on link below to see details of the orders issued by the Taylor County Judge.  Your safety is our number one priority and emergency responders are working around the clock to ensure your safety.