FROM STAFF REPORTS
BERTRAM — Despite the heat and fire services taxed from battling other area wildland blazes, crews were able to swiftly snuff a 15-acre blaze July 23 just off RR 1174 near the Whitewater Springs subdivision, officials said.
According to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office, the road was temporarily closed at about 4 p.m. that day to the public to avoid hampering access to first responders.
There were no reports of evacuations, property damage, or loss of life.
At one point, a crew from the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge assisted the Bertram Volunteer Fire Department on the scene.
In all, crews from seven agencies were involved in extinguishing the fire and protecting homes.
This blaze brings the total of recent wildfires in the area to four.