Lightning sparks brush fire in Bastrop State Park

Fire crews are working to contain the fire that was started by lightning Monday evening.

BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS - Crews are still cleaning up Tuesday morning after lightning sparked a brush fire, which scorched several acres in Bastrop State Park on Monday.

Bastrop ESD #2 set fires to “back burn” toward the fire, which started just before 7 p.m. Monday in an area inaccessible to fire crews. Assistant Fire Chief Andres Rosales told KVUE's Tina Shively on Tuesday that the fire is contained and still burning.

Rosales said Monday night they were treating it as a controlled burn. It is 100 percent contained, but nearby residents could still see smoke until the fire is completely out.

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