BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The 123-acre fire Bastrop County crews have been battling since Monday afternoon is 95% contained, Texas A&M Forest Service officials tweeted just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. Officials said the fire near South Old Potato Road in Paige, officials said in a Facebook post Monday.
The latest update at 8:30 p.m., about the fire — deemed the Yogi Fire — is approximately 100 acres in size and 80% contained.
Officials previously said crews “have stopped the forward progression of the fire.” Crews have built firelines with heavy equipment around the fire and will monitor the lines overnight. Residents evacuated earlier in the afternoon are now able to return to their homes, according to a 4:30 p.m. update.
An earlier afternoon update said local fire departments are working with the Texas A&M Forest Service for heavy equipment and aviation tactics to help create a containment line. Local law enforcement personnel were also notifying residents house-by-house on evacuations.
Evacuees can call the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management’s hotline number at 512-303-4300 with questions.
The fire comes as officials launched a countywide burn ban at 4 p.m. Monday. The ban will run through Monday, Aug. 8.