Llano County wildfire contained as crews continue fighting in Burnet Co.

Hill Country
llano fire plane retardant drop_1532228906193.jpg.jpg

LLANO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A wildfire that burned 1,200 acres in Llano County since last week has finally been fully contained. The Texas Forest Services says the County Road 308 fire, which ignited Wednesday, July 18, is 100 percent contained as of Tuesday afternoon. 

During the peak of the CR308 fire, crews had to ask for 500 gallons of gasoline to be donated because their next delivery wasn’t going to make it in time. 

Several miles away, in Burnet County, another fire that started over the weekend along County Road 108 is currently 70 percent contained and has burned 737 acres.

Crews are actively working to create more dozer lines. On Monday, planes were being used to help drop retardant on the flames. Authorities say a hay bale that spontaneously combusted started this fire.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Austin-Travis County

More Austin-Travis County News

Locked In Limbo

More Locked in Limbo

Latest Central Texas COVID-19 Cases

More Coronavirus Cases in Central Texas

Trending Stories

Don't Miss