359-acre fire contained in Blanco County

The 359-acre fire in Blanco County is 100 percent contained, according to Blanco County Emergency Management. 

BCEM said the fire started in the area of Trails End Road and Weddle Road, off of Ranch Road 1323, north of Johnson City. The fire was started by a BBQ pit. By 4 p.m., the fire had spread to 50 acres, moving northwest from Trails End Road, BCEM said. 

By 7 p.m., the fire was approximately 359-acres in size. The area was voluntarily evacuated, but all residents have returned to their homes. 

Around 8:45 p.m. the fire was 100 percent contained. BCEM said that crews would remain overnight to monitor hot spots. 

The only structure damaged in the fire was a possible shed, BCEM said.

A shelter with a nurse and cots for area residents has been set up at the First Methodist Church in Johnson City. 

STAR Flight and DPS air support assisted ground crews in fighting the fire. BCEM said that 41 ground units and 2 aerial units fought the fire. 

This is a developing story. Updates to follow as more information is released. 

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