AUSTIN (KXAN) — A grass fire sprang up Friday in Caldwell County, according to the Austin Fire Department, which said crews from Travis County were headed there to help fight it.
The fire is near State Highway 130, just south of Lockhart. It’s called the Boggy Creek Fire, the Texas A&M Forest Service reported.
The fire was about 228 acres and is 100% contained as of 11 a.m. Sunday, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.
“Interior pockets of vegetation continue to burn and put up smoke, but there is currently no threat to containment,” Texas A&M Forest Service said.
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday, AFD said the fire broke containment lines, and additional resources from Austin and Travis County are en route to assist.
The agency also said forward progress had stopped, and some Travis County resources that responded to a mutual aid request were being released. StarFlight is also there helping with water drops.
As of 4 p.m., two evacuation centers are now open. The first one is at Lockhart Junior High School, 500 City Line Road. The second one is First Baptist Connections Center, 200 S. Blanco, Caldwell County OEM said.
Texas A&M Forest Service said dozer crews spent time widening firelines Friday night to three blade lengths on the left flank and at the head of the fire. Officials said engines patrolled the fire all night.