351-acre wildfire in Llano County 100% contained

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(Texas A&M Fire Service Photo)

LLANO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The 351-acre wildfire in Llano County that has been burning since Saturday is 100% contained, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service on Wednesday.

The fire began around 5 p.m. Saturday, said Llano County Emergency Management Coordinator Gilbert Bennett on Tuesday. The blaze located one mile off Highway 16 on County Road 413 was mostly contained on Tuesday afternoon, and the forestry service was on location to help “mop” up the fire, or put out spot fires as they saw them. Bennett says that no livestock or structures were in danger because of the fire.

(Texas A&M Fire Service Photo)

Bennett said bulldozers cleaned up the south edge of the perimeter and Llano County is currently trying to find brush trucks from other areas to help contain it.

Over the past few days, according to Bennett, crews had problems gaining control of the fire because as temperatures would rise, the fire kept getting re-lit.

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