Prescribed burn underway in Hays County

Leander Fire and Rescue

HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – Residents of Hays County may see smoke rising from a prescribed burn Monday in the Water Quality Protection Lands.

Smoke may be visible west of Buda, east of FM 1826 and north of FM 967 as crews conduct the burn.

Austin Water says the prescribed burn will mimic the natural fire cycle and helps maintain “fire-resilient” landscapes.

Monday’s scheduled burn is being done with the cooperation of the Austin Fire Department, local Emergency Service Districts and the Texas A&M Forest Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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