BLANCO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — An update Monday night from the Texas A&M Forest Service said a wildfire in Blanco County grew to a total of 1,325 acres, but crews have significantly increased containment to 90%.
The Buddy Fire was estimated at 1,000 acres earlier on Monday, burning west of Johnson City near Ranch Road 2721. Officials said crews worked overnight to build lines around the fire, and a “tactical firing operation” did its job in securing the edges of the fire.
On Sunday, officials said the fire was 700 acres and 15% contained, so crews were able to make considerable ground on the fire during the time between updates.
Air resources have been tapped to help with slowing and stopping the spread of the fire.