Brush fire threatened homes along SH 195 north of Georgetown

Williamson County

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A brush fire that was inching close to several homes north of Georgetown, and later jumped its containment line, has been contained.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office says the fire started along State Highway 195 west of Ronald Reagan Boulevard around 1 p.m. Friday. 

The fire grew to nearly 10 acres and six homes were in the path but it was initially said to be contained by 2 p.m. STAR Flight assisted with water drops and six area homeowners evacuated voluntarily.

Just after 8 p.m., Sheriff Robert Chody said in a tweet that the fire was once again contained.

The Austin Fire Department sent a chief and two engines to help fight the fire. 

“Dry, windy conditions are making containment difficult,” AFD said in a tweet. 

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