BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - As the fire continues to rage in Bastrop, so does the generosity of the people who live there.
Since the blaze broke out on Sunday, three men have volunteered their time fighting fires all throughout the region.
Ray Klatt, George Goertz and Brad Freeland loaded up a 450-gallon water tank to Ray's truck and ventured into the scorched subdivision.
They loaded up the tank with water from their pools and went from house to house trying to fight the flames.
"I said to the guys, we got the pumps, the pools, the resources. Let's do what we can, " George Goertz said.
"We just took off and went around the neighborhood and whatever we saw we put out if we could," added Ray Klatt.
The men spent two days fighting the fierce flames and saving several homes. They also took videos and pictures of the what remained to send back to their neighbors and friends.
"We would call somebody and say, 'Your house is still here' or 'Yours is gone,'" explained Brad Freeland. "Then our phones were ringing off the hooks. People would ask us to check out a specific address."
"We felt bad for the people who lost their homes but at least they knew," added Klatt.
One of the people they had the pleasure of delivering some good news to was Lisa Hueter.
"The moment he actually told me the house was still standing, I couldn't believe it. I just hugged him and cried and told him, 'Thank you so much,'" Hueter explained.
Ray had taken pictures of her home as proof.
The men haven't been back to fight the flames since Wednesday because the situation became too severe, but given the chance, each man said he would go back and do whatever they could to help their friends and neighbors in need.
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