Wildfire at Bastrop State Park burns 27 acres, 75% contained

Bastrop County

BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — A wildfire at Bastrop State Park has burned 50 acres as helicopters and local firefighter crews worked to contain the fire on Monday afternoon, according to the Bastrop County Emergency Services District 2.

  • At 9:22 p.m., in the final update for the night, Bastrop County ESD 2 reports the GPS established acreage burned was 27.19. The fire is 75% contained. Crews will be on site after daylight on Tuesday to begin burn out operations of remaining danger areas. All local fire crews are pulling out for the night.
  • At 7:48 p.m., Bastrop County ESD 2 says the fire is 70% contained and suppression efforts are ongoing. Helicopters stopped operations for the night.
  • At 7:10 p.m., Bastrop County ESD 2 said forward progression has been stopped, and the fire is 50% contained.
  • At 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Bastrop County ESD 2 reported the fire is 50% contained with bulldozer lines. Spot outs and flare ups continue to be reported.

The fire started in the state park approximately two miles east of Pine Hill Drive. The fire was moving northeast on state park property, Bastrop County ESD 2 reports.

Bastrop County ESD 2 says Starflight and a locally-staged helicopter with the Texas A&M Forest Service are responding. Four large bulldozers were on the ground, beginning operations to cut fire lines.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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