Fast-moving brush fire in Florence 100 percent contained

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FLORENCE, Texas (KXAN) – Some residents in Florence were asked to evacuate their homes as a precaution as a fast-moving brush fire fed by wind sped by, said the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.

The evacuations for homes along County Road 220 took place shortly before 2 p.m., but the danger had passed by 3:20 p.m. and residents were allowed back in, an official said.

The fire was 100 percent contained by 5:25 p.m., crews on the ground told KXAN.

No homes were damaged in the fire. The fire burned about 75-100 acres and fire departments from Leander, Georgetown and Florence joined forces to battle it, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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