Fast-moving brush fire in Florence 100 percent contained

Multiple fire departments and law enforcement agencies responded to a 75-100 acre brush fire in Florence on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Photo courtesy: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)
Multiple fire departments and law enforcement agencies responded to a 75-100 acre brush fire in Florence on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Photo courtesy: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)

FLORENCE, Texas (KXAN) – Some residents in Florence were asked to evacuate their homes as a precaution as a fast-moving brush fire fed by wind sped by, said the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.

The evacuations for homes along County Road 220 took place shortly before 2 p.m., but the danger had passed by 3:20 p.m. and residents were allowed back in, an official said.

The fire was 100 percent contained by 5:25 p.m., crews on the ground told KXAN.

No homes were damaged in the fire. The fire burned about 75-100 acres and fire departments from Leander, Georgetown and Florence joined forces to battle it, the Sheriff’s Office said.

KXAN.com 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. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s