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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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