Skip to comments.Fires raging throughout Central Texas
Posted on 09/04/2011 5:46:33 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
UPDATE 7:30 P.M.: Mark Stanford, the fire chief for the Texas Forest Service , said subdivisions have been evacuated there but they have no estimate on what structures have been lost.
People are being told to evacuate to the First Baptist Church in Smithville and Bastrop Middle School, Stanford said.
In addition, State Highways 71 and 21 in Bastrop County have been closed, Stanford said.
Update, 6:48 p.m.: Wildfires have consumed more than 6,000 acres in Bastrop County, and firefighters are still working to get the blazes under control.
According to Bastrop Police Department Spokesman Michal Hubbard, hundreds of homes have been evacuated, including those at the Colony, west of the city of Bastrop, and Tahitian Village to the east. Several structures have been lost, he said
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FIRE, FEAR, FOES, AWAKE!
Prayers up for victims.
Oh, No! Not Beautiful Downtown Pflugerville!
Prayers up for all effected...
Keep everyone posted.
this is in the city of Austin
43 minutes ago Steiner Ranch fire: Homes are now involved, we will try to get you an accurate number soon.
Evacuees are asked to go to Vandergrift HSALL OF STEINER RANCH HAS BEEN EVACUATED. 4,000 HOMES. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO KEEP YOU POSTED AS WE GATHER INFO.
I suspect that Texans would have welcomed the hurricane....
just heard on the scanner there is only one hime left standing on Cardinal drive and some other street with this fire
Bastrop County fire forcing evacuations
Photo Gallery: A large brush fire in Bastrop has forced evacuations in the Tahitian Village subdivision along Highway 71. Weve received many reports of burned structures in the area.
Can you take over from here?
Shouldn’t Perry be doing something Governorish over this or something?
Like GO HOME and ask for the tankers or use the national guard or SOMETHING?????
Prayers for all my fellow Texans in harms way.
This has been such a horrible year here with the fires and drought.
Hope some real relief can come soon.
Found this ...
Looking at the area on google maps. It’s gotta be a freeper!
Hope the fire doesn’t engulf his trees, it’ll erase his work.
I saw a grass/brush fire around the University Dr. exit in College Station today.
Hazy and windy here in Austin. Fires in each direction. No fires in the city, yet.
The original thread which got pulled due to a dud link had a keyword "terrorists" I think.
But I haven't seen anything to indicate that; even though FReeper Jeff Head included something very like it in his Dragon's Fury series.
I’ll be spending the night on watch. Grand Kids ya know.
Yes, a lot of us wanted to get the rain from a hurricane
I am sure Obama will declare a disaster and send assistance.
Prayers for all in the wake.
My SILs father and sister both lost their homes in this fire. Luckily all are safe.