Highland Lakes Wildfire Season 2018

Visitors to Inks Lake State Park were forced to evacuate July 29 when a fire began between the park and CR 116. This is the smoke cloud they saw when they drove out of the park. Photo courtesy of Kristina Vasek

Spring rains fueled green growth in the Highland Lakes that has turned into dry fuel for wildfires in 2018. Record-setting temperatures have dried out vegetation in the area and made this summer one of the worst wildfire seasons in recent memory. Local fire departments have battled multiple wildfires over thousands of acres beginning July 17.

This page is a collection of images from the 2018 wildfire season in Burnet, Llano, and Blanco counties.