#Bastrop fire

Evacuations underway in Bastrop as fire burns through 630 acres

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.
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The Texas Tribune

Prescribed burn gone wrong likely sparked wildfire in Bastrop County, officials say

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 County fire is 30% contained, has burned more than 700 acres

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...

Rolling Pines Fire: Fire behavior has greatly reduced, officials say

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...

As Bastrop wildfire forces evacuations, Travis County issues burn ban

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.
Miami Herald

Controlled burn flares into 783-acre wildfire in Texas. ‘We don’t know what happened’

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.