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Updated: Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011, 11:24 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011, 9:52 AM CDT
SPICEWOOD, Texas (KXAN) - Pedernales Fire Chief Ken Van Rens said the fire in Spicewood that charred 6,400 acres started around a small home off Haynie Flat Road.
The fire that started over the Labor Day weekend claimed 45 homes were lost and threatened 131 others. Twenty-six of those homes are described as single-family, 18 were mobile homes and there was one duplex.
Van Rens said the homeowner on Haynie Flat Road is not responsible for the fire.
Welding, which was rumored to start the fire, has also been ruled out.
Fire crews also have ruled out that someone starting the fire by tossing a cigarette.
Van Rens said the department is investigating a cause they believe will did start the fire. He could not yet disclose information regarding that investigation.
Two firefighters suffered minor injuries fighting this blaze, but there were no fatalities.
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