BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management responded to a wildland fire located near Hellinger Road. The fire, named the Mesquite Field Fire, is separate from the 100-acre Powder Keg Pine Fire that broke out Tuesday.
Officials said the Mesquite Field Fire burned roughly 38 acres and is now 100% contained, as of shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
While this fire didn’t cover as much ground as Tuesday’s Powder Keg Pine Fire, it still gave people quite the scare Wednesday.
“My neighbor called and said there was a fire out here,” said Paul Todd, whose farmland is close to where the fire started. “So I came out here as quick as I could. My thought was to get out here and make sure everything was okay, and everybody’s house, whatever I could do to help my neighbors.”
Crews also battled wildfires in Falls and San Jacinto Counties, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service, and two firefighters in San Jacinto County went to the hospital with first and second degree burns.