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Fires broke out across Central Texas Sunday. The hot, dry, windy conditions made the job that much harder for firefighters.
Authorities say 14,000 acres have burned in Bastrop, destroying 300 homes. The fire is near FM 1441 and Highway 21. People in the areas of Wilderness Ridge, Cedar Creek and Alan Creek were evacuated. Four shelters have been set up in the Bastrop area for evacuees.
An estimated 2,000 to 3,000 acres of 6,500-acre Bastrop State Park have been burned in the ongoing Bastrop County wildfire.
Another fire on Griffin League Ranch is moving south and forced the evacuation of all homes on Schwantz Ranch Road, Old Potato Road and all Highway 21 homes east to Paige.
A large fire also started in Spicewood. It's off of Haynie Flat Road near the Barton Springs Lake area. All crews in the area are battling the fire. Evacuations were issued.
All 13 Travis County fire departments worked on grass or brush fires Sunday.
Originally posted by Abney
I live in Austin, we're surrounded by these fires. Here are a few insane videos of the fires. Not mine. Sorry, don't know how to imbed.
www.cnn.com.../video/us/2011/09/05/tx-wildfire-homes-destroyed.cnnedit on 5-9-2011 by Abney because: (no reason given)