Wildfires: Viewer photos


by KVUE News


Posted on September 4, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 4 at 8:17 AM

Fires broke out across Central Texas Sunday. Firefighters said that the hot, dry, windy conditions make this weather, the perfect storm for a fire.

All 13 Travis County fire departments worked on grass or brush fires Sunday. Two of the major fires were in Pflugerville. One was located at Hodde Lane and the other was off of Pfluger Street. The fires are not yet contained.

A Bastrop fire caused several people to be evacuated. People in the areas of Wilderness Ridge, Cedar Creek and Alan Creek are being asked to leave. The fire is near FM 1441 and Highway 21.

A new fire on Griffin League Ranch is moving south and will join with the wildfire. A mandatory evacuation has been issued for all circle D County -- all homes on Schwantz Ranch Road, Old Potato Road and all Highway 21 homes east to Paige.

The Bastrop fire has now reached 10,000 acres.

A large fire also started in Spicewood. It's off of Haynie Flat Road near the Barton Springs Lake area. All crews in the area are battling the fire. Evacuations are being issued at this time.

620 at Steiner Ranch is closed due to the fire. Steiner Ranch is also evacuating. Evacuees may go to Vandergrift High School on 9500 McNeil Dr.

A Cedar Park fire has already been contained and extinguished. The fire started behind two houses around 11:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the fire had already spread to one backyard. The winds then pushed the flames to the house next door.

Residents were home in both houses and escaped in a matter of seconds.

Central Texas is still in a red flag warning.

Updates will be posted as they come in.

If you have any pictures of videos of the fires, email them to spotnews@kvue.com