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A fire Nov. 19 displaced two residents of a duplex in the 1600 block of Northwood Drive in Marble Falls. The fire was reported at about 8:35 a.m. When Marble Falls Fire Rescue crews arrived, they evacuated a resident from the adjacent unit. No one was home in the first unit. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Fire damages Marble Falls duplex unit, displaces residents

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two people are without a home after a fire broke out Nov. 19 in a duplex in the 1600 block of Northwood Drive in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Looking west toward the Horseshoe Bay airport from Mountain Dew Road, smoke can be seen Aug. 25 from a 400-acre fire in the city limits. Residents in the area are being advised to evacuate to Quail Point Lodge. Staff photo by Jared Fields

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EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON HORSESHOE BAY — It was a text message Aug. 25 that jolted Horseshoe Bay resident Dana Rushing from her nap. “You calmly look down at the text, expecting someone to ask if you’re going to the town hall this afternoon,” said Rushing, which was what she was going to do that Saturday. […]

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A fire on June 5 destroyed an RV used as a dwelling on Little Elm Road in Granite Shoals. The cause is undetermined pending an investigation. Courtesy photo

Fire chief investigates blaze that destroyed RV in Granite Shoals

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Investigators are trying to determine what ignited a blaze June 5 in an unoccupied RV. A renter had moved out days prior to the incident. (more…)

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Fire officials say a blaze that destroyed a house in Horseshoe Bay on May 30 was caused by an art project torch malfunction. Courtesy photo

Officials: Art project torch to blame for blaze that destroyed Horseshoe Bay home

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — An art project mishap might be to blame for a blaze May 30 that destroyed a home on Apple Rock Golf Course, according to Horseshoe Bay fire investigators. The incident was reported at about 1:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Black Stallion, just off hole No. 5, […]

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Granite Shoals fire officials believe a smoke detector saved the life of a man by alerting him to a fire that destroyed a house on Lake LBJ. Courtesy photo

Man survives fire that destroyed Granite Shoals house on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — A fire that destroyed a home on Lake LBJ and injured a man might have been an accident, according to a preliminary assessment by fire officials April 17. The blaze happened at about 4 p.m. April 14 at the two-story home in the 500 block of North Shorewood. (more…)

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Motel room death ruled suicide; man was 'person of interest' in fire at Hye winery

Motel room death ruled suicide; man was ‘person of interest’ in fire at Hye winery

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The motel room death of a winery owner and chef, considered a “person of interest” in a fire at the winery, was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner’s office, officials said. (more…)

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Fire officials believe a cigarette smoldering in a tree stump adjacent to a house might have ignited a fire Jan. 31 in the 1400 block of Kings Hill Drive in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Crews save pets in Granite Shoals house fire caused by smoldering cigarette

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Fire crews snuffed an apparent accidental fire Jan. 31 that displaced a resident and resulted in a pet rescue, according to Granite Shoals Fire Rescue officials. The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Kingshill Drive. (more…)

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Four escape Horseshoe Bay house fire; cause under investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY— Four people, including a 46-year-old woman who sustained burns, escaped a house fire in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, according to Horseshoe Bay investigators. (more…)

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Burnet County fires destroy home, scorch 30 acres near state park

Burnet County fires destroy home, scorch 30 acres near state park

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — Two fires burned dozens of acres and destroyed a manufactured home just off adjacent roads May 1 in a remote part of Burnet County. Several agencies, including an Austin-based helicopter crew, battled the blazes. (more…)

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Man escapes home after neighbor alerts him to fire

Man escapes home after neighbor alerts him to fire

FROM STAFF REPORTS SMITHWICK MILLS — A fire destroyed a home Aug. 4; however, a man and at least one pet managed to escape after neighbors alerted the homeowner to smoke pouring out of the house in Burnet County, officials say. The blaze was reported sometime before 8 p.m. in the 100 block of Bonnie […]

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Dryer could be cause of Los Escondidos house fire; occupants safe

Dryer could be cause of Los Escondidos house fire; occupants safe

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities believe a dryer could be to blame for a fire on June 14 that destroyed a home on Los Escondidos and required several agencies to contain it. (more…)

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'Suspicious activity' reported before mobile home fire

‘Suspicious activity’ reported before mobile home fire

UPDATE The Marble Falls fire marshal on June 7 charged a Temple man with arson in connection with the mobile home fire. Adam Tijerina, 51, was initially arrested June 6 by Marble Falls police on a public intoxication charge at another location but now faces the additional arson charge. He remains in the Burnet County […]

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Fire officials believe lightning might have been the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacation home in the 300 block of Coventry in Windermere in Spicewood. Courtesy photo

Lightning strike blamed for Spicewood house fire; no one hurt

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Two days of storms in eastern Burnet County took its toll on residents in the Windermere community, which suffered a house fire and a temporary boil water notice, officials said. (more…)

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Crews contain 9,300-acre fire in Mason County

Crews contain 9,300-acre fire in Mason County

FROM STAFF REPORTS PONTOTOC — Fire crews on Aug. 29 contained an approximate 9,300-acre brush fire, which led to evacuations and a large-scale containment effort in a remote area of Mason County. “We were able to prevent the loss of any houses. We did lose some hunting cabins, some deer blinds,” Mason County Judge Jerry […]

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Tobyville-area house fire displaces elderly couple

Tobyville-area house fire displaces elderly couple

FROM STAFF REPORTS TOBYVILLE — A nighttime blaze believed to have originated in a garage destroyed the home of an elderly couple Aug. 16  in the Ancient Oaks Subdivision, according to fire officials. (more…)

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Tobyville fire

Broken-down car, dry conditions cause 35-acre fire at 1431 and 1980

FROM STAFF REPORTS TOBYVILLE — Investigators blamed the heated underside of a broken-down vehicle for sparking a 35-acre blaze Aug. 9 just off RR 1431 near the intersection of FM 1980, also known as Tobyville Road. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay fire starts at golf course and burns 52 acres

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Horseshoe Bay Fire Department crews as well as several other agencies battled a blaze July 31 that burned 52 acres and sent a reminder of just how dry conditions are in the Highland Lakes. “The (spring rain and early summer rains) definitely has added more fuel out there,” said […]

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Elderly woman dies in a fire at Hoover’s Valley residence

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — A woman died July 10 in a residential fire in which dispatchers received a medical pendant notification prior to a neighbor’s call about the house engulfed in flames. The occupant of the home — believed to be 96-year-old Hazel Etter — died in the blaze, according to the Burnet […]

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Bertram Volunteer Fire Department firefighters, capturing images on a helmet camera, contained a blaze involving about 40 bales of hay Dec. 6 on private property on CR 200 in Joppa. Courtesy photo

Controlled burn in Joppa sparks hay bale blaze

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOPPA — A blaze sparked by embers from a controlled burn pile destroyed about 40 bales of hay Dec. 6 and threatened a couple of structures on private property on CR 200 just off RR 1174 in Burnet County, according to fire officials. Bertram Volunteer Fire Department firefighters arrived at the scene […]

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Community helps Windermere families pick up the pieces after fire

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — When Marvin Alcorn went back into his neighbor’s condo and found the disabled man’s cat in a bedroom, he realized he had little time. “(The cat) was scared and trying to hide instead of getting out. It was really hot,” Alcorn said. “That end of the building was […]

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Five familes lost everything after a blaze destroyed The Hill at Windermere Oaks condominium complex Nov. 17 in the Spicewood area in eastern Burnet County. Members of the community launched the Windermere Oaks Fire Donation Fund and are collecting household items to assist the families. Donations may be made at the Grand Bank locations in Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay or by visiting www.youcaring.com and searching for Windermere Oaks. Courtesy photo

Residents of condos displaced after fire in Windermere Oaks

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Fire officials believe a dryer or an underground grinder pump might be to blame in a blaze that displaced the occupants of at least six condominium units and destroyed a complex in the Windermere Oaks subdivision. The blaze, reported at 3:40 a.m. Nov. 17, destroyed the condos within The Hill […]

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Marble Falls fire destroys house, cars and leaves five homeless

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A blaze late Aug. 22 destroyed a home and two cars and left a family homeless. Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Johnny Caraway said fire crews responded to a house fire in the 1600 block of Johnson Street at about 10:30 p.m. But when crews arrived, they found the […]

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Burnet area home destroyed by fire; no injuries reported

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Fire crews responded to a residential fire Nov. 20, but, by the time they arrived, there was little they could do to save the structure. A property owner discovered a manufactured home on his land north of Burnet on fire at 6:16 a.m. (more…)

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