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
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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BCLTRT can help disaster victims with home repairs and even have their home rebuilt if they qualify.
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Bastrop County homeowners say they want first-class fire protection – and now a group is taking matters into their own hands to try and get …
That call was the first one to come in, at 12:27 p.m. on October 13, based on records obtained by KXAN News.
A total of 23 survivors from the Hidden Pines fire are suing Jimmie Luecke.
In all, 4,582 acres were burned and 64 homes were destroyed in the Bastrop County wildfire.
The U.S. Small Business Administration offering assistance to businesses, homeowners and renters impacted by Hidden Pines fire.