How Hidden Pines Fire compares to Bastrop County Complex Fire

2011 Bastrop Fire
2011 Bastrop Fire (Kerri West)

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – For people living in Bastrop County, the Hidden Pines Fire is deja vu all over again. While the scene of the wildfire is reminiscent of 2011’s Bastrop County Complex Fire, there are differences and similarities between the two.

2011 Bastrop Complex Fire – Sept. 4, 2011

  • Acres Burned: 34,000
  • Homes Destroyed: 1,691
  • Deaths: 2
  • Cause: Sparks from power lines
  • Weather Conditions – Day of Fire: 34 mph, 100 degrees, 23% relative humidity

Day 1 of Fire: 14,000 acres burned, 0% containment, 400 people in 5 shelters

Day 2 of Fire:  25,000 acres burned, 0% containment

Day 3 of Fire: 33,000 acres burned, 0% containment, 500 homes destroyed, 20 neighborhoods evacuated

Day 4 of Fire: 33,000 acres burned, 30% containment, some residents allowed back into neighborhoods

Day 5 of Fire: 34,000 acres burned, 30% containment

Sept. 28, 2011 (24 days after the fire started): 98% containment

A helicopter works to battle the Hidden Pines fire near Smithville. (KXAN Viewer Photo/Report IT)
A helicopter works to battle the Hidden Pines fire near Smithville. (KXAN Viewer Photo/Report It)

2015 Hidden Pines Fire – Oct. 13, 2015

*Data as of 6 p.m. Oct. 16

  • Acres Burned: 4,323
  • Homes Destroyed: 9
  • Deaths: 0
  • Cause: Unknown at this time
  • Weather Conditions – Day of Fire: 20 mph, 94 degrees, 28.7% relative humidity

Day 1 of Fire: 275 acres, 40% containment, 2 people in 1 shelter

Day 2 of Fire: 3,500 acres, 10% containment, 14 people in 1 shelter

Day 3 of Fire: 4,323 acres, 25% containment

Day 4 of Fire: 4,582 acres, 50% containment

Day 5 of Fire: 4,582 acres, 50% containment

Hidden Pines Fire

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