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County honors Spicewood fire captain’s efforts in two blazes

Burnet County Commissioners Court, March 28, 2023

Burnet County Commissioners Jim Luther (left), Damon Beierle, and Joe Don Dockery, Spicewood Fire Rescue Capt. Andrew Hunt, Commissioner Billy Wall, and Summit Springs residents Robert Price and Glenn Klee at the March 28 Commissioners Court meeting in Burnet. Commissioners recognized Hunt for his efforts in battling two blazes that threatened Summit Springs in January and February. Staff photo by Dakota Morrissiey

Spicewood Fire Rescue Capt. Andrew Hunt was recognized by the Burnet County Commissioners Court and the community of Summit Springs for his firefighting efforts during the court’s regular meeting on Tuesday, March 28. Hunt was instrumental in putting out two fires in Summit Springs in January and February.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery read aloud a written acknowledgment from the community of Summit Springs during the meeting.

“The Summit Springs residents recognize Captain Hunt’s dedication, leadership, and professionalism in overseeing the suppression of two potentially lethal fires which posed a direct threat to our Summit Springs community,” Dockery read.

The letter references an 80-acre fire in January and a February fire that threatened to burn two homes in the area but was put out in time.

“There were two instances where the fire, if not suppressed, could have taken two homes that were over a mile apart,” Dockery continued. “This damaging fire did not occur due to (Hunt’s) valiance.”

Hunt was presented with the signed letter from the community and posed for a photo alongside Burnet County commissioners and Summit Springs residents Glenn Klee and Robert Price.