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How to protect homes against wildfires

The Texas A&M Forest Service announced a decrease in fire weather through Wednesday, Aug. 10, but is not dropping its warnings against activities that could spark blazes. It also released information on how to protect homes against wildfire encroachment. Two Central Texas fires — the 1,210-acre Smoke Rider Fire in...
BLANCO COUNTY, TX
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Watch for untrustworthy contractors after wildfire disasters, BBB warns

AUSTIN, Texas - While firefighters continue to fight and contain wildfires across Central Texas, the Better Business Bureau is warning residents and business owners to be wary of untrustworthy contractors. Crews are still working to contain multiple large wildfires with nearly 1,500 acres burned by the Big Sky fire in...
BLANCO COUNTY, TX
dailytrib.com

State parks reopen, wildfires continue with warnings of extreme danger

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and Pedernales Falls State Park reopened after closing Wednesday, Aug. 3, to the public due to nearby wildfires. Enchanted Rock reopened on Thursday and Pedernales Falls on Friday. The Big Sky Fire near Fredericksburg in Gillespie County and the Smoke Rider Fire in Blanco County...
MARBLE FALLS, TX
highlandernews.com

Wildland blazes race throughout the Hill Country

Dry conditions, lack of rain and raging wild-fires are taking their toll on area fire agencies, clos-ing roadways, threatening residences in neighboring counties and forcing fami- lies from their homes. The wildland fires be- gan advancing on Aug. 1in Blanco County, Hays County, Travis Countyand Gillespie County. As they moved north and east, officials began mobi-lizing state fire entities to…
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Smoke Rider Fire Now Estimated at 1,210 Acres and 70% Contained

The Smoke Rider Fire in Blanco County has burned 1,210 acres and is 70% contained, Blanco County Emergency Management said late Thursday. The increase in acreage — the fire was originally thought to cover 800 acres — is due to the completion of accurate mapping of the fire line today. Previously, the western boundary of the fire had been estimated but was completely mapped by the Texas A&M Forest Service,” an administrator posted on Facebook.
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Central Texas family loses RV in Smoke Rider fire

BLANCO COUNTY, Texas — The Smoke Rider fire in Blanco County, just off the border with Hays County, is still ablaze. As of 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, it was 60% contained. The fire tore through a property off of RM 165. The family of the owners of the property let KVUE on to survey the damage.
BLANCO COUNTY, TX
mycanyonlake.com

Smoke Rider Fire: Wednesday Updates

Forward progression of the 800-acre Smoke Rider Fire in Blanco County was stopped Tuesday night, Blanco County of Emergency Management said in a statement this morning. The containment line is progressing well, the organization said. Multiple task forces with firefighters from Blanco, Hays and Travis counties remain on scene along...
BLANCO COUNTY, TX
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Smoke Rider fire 70 percent contained, over 1,200 acres burned

HAYS COUNTY, Texas — THURSDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE:. State officials say the "Smoke Rider Fire" at the Hays and Blanco County line is now 70 percent contained. Approximately 1,200 acres have burned. This developing story will be updated. =================. ORGINAL STORY:. Firefighters in Hays and Blanco counties are battling the...
HAYS COUNTY, TX