Road closure in Kimble County due to brush fire
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Updated: Friday, 29 Apr 2011, 5:02 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 29 Apr 2011, 5:02 PM CDT
KIMBLE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - A large brush fire in Kimble County continues to grow, causing Kimble County Sheriff's Office to ask more residents to evacuate.
The Texas Forest Service said the fire started on Tuesday afternoon and as of 9 p.m., has burned 2000 acres near the South Llano River State Park, which is just south of Junction, Texas.
Kimble CSO started implementing a mandatory evacuation around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, from KC 130 all the way to the State park. It is unsure how many residents live in that particular area.
As of Friday afternoon, the mandatory evacuation has been extended from the intersection of Ranch Road 1674 and County Road 2731 east to the intersection of 1674 and County Road 217, then south to the intersection of US 377 and County Road 150 and intersection of US 377 and Hall of Fame Road.
Residents should evacuate to Ingram High School at 700 Highway 39 in Ingram. Residents who need special assistance should call 911.
There has been no word of any structures being damaged or of any injuries.
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