Estimated 375-acre wildfire burning in Blanco County, 75% contained

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BLANCO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Texas A&M Forest Service is working to contain a fire in western Blanco County that sparked Wednesday evening.

The fire is in the area of U.S. Highway 290 and Esperanza Trail, just south of Pedernales Falls State Park.

TFS says the fire, named the Lost Oak fire, is an estimated 375 acres and 75% contained as of 7 p.m. Thursday.

TFS reports structures are threatened, and some outbuildings were lost. 20 structures were around the perimeter of the fire. Some of the were homes, and some were unoccupied, TFS says.

Water is being dropped from helicopters, and STARFlight also responded to the fire before TFS took over, according to Travis County.

No evacuations were ordered as of Thursday night. TFS asks anyone in the area to be aware of the situation.

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