Burnet Co. Firefighters contain brush fire, 43 acres burned

Burnet Co. Brush fire on FM 963. (Courtesy: Cindy Haile)
Burnet Co. Brush fire on FM 963. (Courtesy: Cindy Haile)

BURNET COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Fire crews in Burnet County were battling a brush fire on Farm to Market 963, approximately six miles east of State Highway 281, Monday afternoon. Firefighters have contained 90 percent of the Burnet fire that burned 43 acres.

Burnet County brush fire on FM 963. (Frank Martinez/KXAN News)
Burnet County brush fire on FM 963

At least 6 homes were threatened causing fire officials to evacuate people living in those homes.

A helicopter assisted with water drops.

City of Burnet fire officials say as of 9:30 p.m. Sept. 27, the fire was 45 percent contained.  Fire fighters were out there all night.

High winds made it difficult to contain the fire along with dozens of cedar trees inhibiting the fire fighters ability to get to the fire.

KXAN spoke with one woman who’s family owns 4 houses back where the fire is.

“We’ve been trying to call them and if it hadn’t been for my nephew that lives right back here and happened to come out we’d still be wondering because they won’t allow us to go back there.  They barely allowed us to come this far,” said Josie Smith.

It’s still unclear how the brush fire started. Burnet fire officials say this is the 10th brush fire they’re responded to in the last 2 months.

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