A 6 p.m. update from fire and county emergency officials Tuesday said the fire has burned around 640 acres and was 10% contained.
BASTROP, Texas — Officials are evacuating nearby residents in Bastrop County as first responders work to get a large wildfire fire under control on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, the wildfire started at 100 Park Road 1A in Bastrop, just north of SH 71 and south of SH 21. At approximately, 4:15 p.m., Bastrop County OEM said the fire was burning along Power Plant Road toward Lake Bastrop North Shore, which is north of SH 21.
A wildfire that started Tuesday grew to hundreds of acres in Bastrop State Park and prompted evacuations in the area. Roads were closed as local fire departments responded to the blaze, which officials called the Rolling Pines Fire. The Texas A&M Forest Service assisted those crews. ...
A prescribed fire in Central Texas spread beyond its intended boundaries and forced some residents to evacuate, officials say
(CNN) — A prescribed fire in Central Texas "spread beyond the intended fire boundaries" Tuesday and swelled to hundreds of acres, forcing some residents to evacuate as crews battled the blaze overnight, local officials said. The Rolling Pines Fire in Bastrop County was sparked Tuesday morning and grew to...
Controlled burn likely led to Bastrop County wildfire, officials say; ‘fire behavior has greatly reduced’
Crews are working to put out a "very active" wildfire in Bastrop County.
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Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Bastrop County residents were allowed to return to their homes Wednesday, a day after a prescribed burn set by Texas Parks and Wildlife in Bastrop State Park escaped from fire managers, officials said, growing to about 780 acres — more than five times its intended size.
BASTROP, Texas — Officials evacuated nearby residents in Bastrop County as first responders worked to get a large wildfire under control Tuesday night. Crews worked throughout the night to continue to create a containment line and patrol nearby homes for any threats. According to the Bastrop County Office of...
70% contained, acreage revised up After more accurate mapping, the Texas A&M Forest Service announced that the Rolling Pines fire has burned 813 acres north of Bastrop State Park and is currently 70% contained. Crews have dug up a containment line that stretches 6.2 miles around the fire, which prevents the wildfire from growing...
BASTROP COUNTY, Texas - Fire behavior has reportedly greatly reduced over the last few hours, allowing for firefighters to use direct attack tactics to create containment lines. Currently, the fire is holding along Power Plant Road and along Highway 21. No fire has been reported within Circle D or Pine...
On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a burn ban, beginning Thursday, Jan. 20, at the behest of the fire marshal. The ban comes after a few fires broke out in Travis County over the weekend, and a 600-plus-acre wildfire (which officials say was started by a prescribed burn) continued to blaze in Bastrop County, threatening homes and forcing evacuations.
What started as a controlled burn in the Texas Hill Country outside Austin has turned into a 783-acre wildfire as firefighters try to contain the Rolling Pines Fire. The fire began Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Bastrop State Park in Bastrop County, where Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials were conducting a “prescribed fire.” But that fire spread outside the boundaries of the park, impacting residents in the county, about 35 miles southeast of Austin.
Hundreds of firefighters from across Texas are working to get a fire at the Bastrop State Park under control. The fire has burned 630 acres.
KVUE spoke with a homeowner who returned to his home in Bastrop County. He felt more could have been done to inform residents.
As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, officials reported that fire was 30% contained. They say there's no threat of it crossing containment.