A Wildfire Burned Through the 6666 Ranch — And Yellowstone Fans Couldn’t Help Themselves
Like cattle hiding in the brush as you ride along in the pasture, Yellowstone fans always seem to appear when you least expect them.
A TikTok from Mobeetie volunteer firefighter Bradley McGhee (@bradleymcghee1) earned over 106,000 likes on the video-sharing app after showing massive smoke clouds, brush fire trucks, and wildfire flames burning across the Texas Panhandle.
Here's the video, taken on the Dixon Creek section of the 6666 (Four Sixes) ranch:
@bradleymcghee16666 ranch grass fire. #mutualaid #grassfire #longdayandnight #mobeetieFD #volunteer #goodworkboys♬ Devil Eyes - Hippie Sabotage
The fire, which is now referred to as the North 207 Fire, began at 9 PM on December 15 and burned parts of Carson, Gray, Hutchinson, and Roberts counties. As of publication (December 17), the Texas A&M Forest Service indicated that 23,810 acres of land have been affected and the fire is 65% contained.
The cause of the fire has not been released, and there is not any known damage to 6666 animals, equipment, personnel, or structures at this time.
With all the world's attention on Yellowstone's connection to the 6666 Ranch, Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan's role in helping purchase the ranch in 2021, and some wacky ranch hijinks that made one minor character go viral, it's no surprise that Yellowstone fans railroaded the comments section of the video:
If you know Jimmy... you know.
On the other hand, was the fire the result of burning jealousy?
Yeah, it's fairly safe to say we're blaming Jimmy.
In all seriousness, fast-moving wildfires like these continue to endanger the lands, animals, and people of Texas. As wildfire season continues, check out these tips to keep you and your home safe in the event of a wildfire evacuation.