Crews battle fire in Southwest Travis County

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by SHELTON GREEN/KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 7 at 10:20 AM

 
Firefighters from 10 Central Texas agencies remained on the scene Monday evening of a four-alarm brush fire in its second day near Reimer's Ranch in Southwest Travis County.

Failed insulation on a power line is to blame for what was a 25-acre brush fire on Sunday.
 
A hot spot flaring up in record breaking heat on Monday grew that fire to 200 acres.
 
At one point, several structures were threatened.  Horses and people at Reimer's Park had to be evacuated as a safety precaution.
 
Both StarFlight helicopters were being used during the day Monday to dump water on the smoldering landscape.
 
As of Monday evening, the brush fire was 50 percent contained.
 
Fire crews spent the night Monday trying to get ahead of a weather system which could be heading to the area.
 

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