Bastrop Co. brush fire burns 30-50 acres, 1 day after burn ban issued

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by SHANNON MURRAY / KVUE NEWS and Photojournalist Chris Shadrock

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Posted on July 6, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 6 at 7:50 PM

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas -- Firefighters in Bastrop County are cleaning up after a brush fire that burned dozens of acres of land Saturday afternoon.

The brush fire started around 3:30pm. It burned an estimated 30 to 50 acres. The cause is still under investigation.

The fire comes one day after the county judge issued a burn ban for the county. People who live here say after wild fires devastated their community in 2011, they welcome the ban.

"Only about a mile over there's the forest. It's just like when it burned last time," said Clark Knopik, who lives near the devastated area. "It only takes one screw up and it's just not worth it."

The ban is in place for 7 days, Bastrop County Commissioners will consider an extension of the ban on Monday.

 

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