Two wildfires burning nearly 2,000 acres in Llano County

Hill Country
Fire NameSizeContainmentWhen startedLocation
CR3081,200 acres60 percentJuly 18CR 308
Smith West680 acres100 percent7 p.m. July 17 SH 71 and RR 962

LLANO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Fire crews from around Central Texas are working to put out two brush fires in Llano County. 

Smith West Wildfire

The brush fire near State Highway 71 and Ranch Road 962 began in open ranch land and consumed 680 acres as of Thursday afternoon. More than 100 people from more than 20 departments have helped fight the fire from the ground and the air. The fire is 70 percent contained, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. It started Tuesday around 7 p.m.

There are no threats to structures or evacuation orders. The Llano County Office of Emergency Management said the fire began in Blanco County and is moving north toward Llano County. It jumped RR 962, which is closed for fire operations.

Containment and acreage numbers have changed throughout the day as crews are able to map the actual fire site.

308 Wildfire

A second fire sparked in Llano County along County Road 308 Wednesday. It is currently sitting at 1,200 acres and 60 percent containment, as of 3 p.m. Friday.

CR 308 is closed at SH 71 to everyone but emergency vehicles. So far no structures have been damaged. Ground and air operations are being used to try to put out the fire.

Ranch to Market 962 at SH 71 is open as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday. 

How to help

People have been dropping off donations to the Llano Volunteer Fire Department at 301 W. Main St. in Llano. People can also send donations to the fire department or to the city and specify it’s for the fire department, according to a Llano County 911 coordinator.

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