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Burnet County commissioners on Aug. 14 removed an emergency declaration from the county burn ban but left the ban in place. The ban prohibits outdoor burning. The disaster declaration, which prohibited outdoor cooking and welding, was made July 30 in response to the Park Road 4 fire. Courtesy photo by James Oakley

Burnet County burn ban continues; commissioners set proposed tax rate

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Burnet County commissioners voted during the Aug. 14 regular meeting to remove the emergency declaration from the county burn ban but leave one in place. (more…)

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More than 100 firefighting personnel, including from out-of-state agencies, have assisted in battling the Park Road 4 fire in Burnet County. Courtesy photo by James Oakley

Park Road 4 fire: Evacuated residents can return home; more than 100 personnel battling blaze

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — The Texas A&M Forest Service announced July 31 that evacuated residents near the Park Road 4 fire will be allowed back into their homes at 5 p.m. (more…)

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UPDATE: Officials say ATV is cause of Park Road 4 fire, which is 50 percent contained

UPDATE: Officials say ATV is cause of Park Road 4 fire, which is 50 percent contained

BURNET — An all-terrain vehicle has been determined as the cause of the Park Road 4 fire near Inks Lake State Park, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.  (more…)

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A wildfire scorched about 15 acres July 23 on RR 1174 near Whitewater Springs. The road was temporarily closed as firefighters contained the blaze. Photo courtesy of David Maple/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wildfire scorches 15 acres off RR 1174 in Burnet County; fourth blaze in recent weeks

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. (more…)

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An airplane drops fire retardant to help contain a blaze off CR 108 north of Burnet. The fire started Sunday, July 22, and had spread to about 800 acres by the morning of Monday, July 23. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: CR 108 Fire in Burnet County not completely contained but almost, say officials

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — The CR 108 Fire north of Burnet isn’t at 100 percent containment yet, but it’s close. (more…)

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The Smith West Fire in northern Blanco County and southern Llano County has had a devastating effect on vegetation. Firefighters and emergency workers worked around the clock to get the fire under control. Courtesy photo

Crews make progress in two wildfires but worry weather will worsen conditions

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Fire crews are still fighting two wildfires that have burned about 1,800 acres in Llano and Blanco counties, but they’ve made progress in battling the two separate blazes. (more…)

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UPDATE: Blanco County wildfire spreads across 775 acres

UPDATE: Blanco County wildfire spreads across 775 acres

UPDATE: As of 4 p.m. July 18, the wildfire had expanded and scorched approximately 775 acres, according to fire officials on the scene. The advancing blaze has prompted crews to launch a series of water drops on the scene.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY ROUND MOUNTAIN — Texas A&M Forest Service crews descended on a […]

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Fire crews contain Trails End fire near Johnson City

Fire crews contain Trails End fire near Johnson City

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Fire crews saved all structures in the area as they battled the Trails End fire on July 11 and into the overnight of July 12 that grew to as much as an estimated 359 acres. Blanco County Emergency Management officials also posted that nobody was injured as a result […]

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Johnson City area wildfire 40 percent contained; residents return home

Johnson City area wildfire 40 percent contained; residents return home

  UPDATE: Blanco County Emergency Management officials stated that the Trails End Road fire had grown to an estimated 359 acres but was 40 percent contained as of 7 p.m. July 11. There are approximately 90 personnel on the scene making up the 41 ground units as well as two aerial units fighting the blaze. […]

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Fire crews battle high winds to subdue Marble Falls-area blaze

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — While a Feb. 25 blaze only burned 10 acres southeast of Marble Falls on FM 2147, the conditions raised concerns with area firefighters. (more…)

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