WIMBERLEY, Texas — Crews in Wimberley worked to extinguish a large brush fire near Jacob's Well Elementary School Thursday evening.
The Hays County Sheriff's Office first reported the fire around 4:41 p.m., stating the fire is located in the area of the school near FM 2325.
The Wimberley Fire Rescue also reported that it was responding. The department did confirm aircraft were dumping water to stop the fire's progression.
The Central Texas area is currently under a Red Flag Warning due to high winds creating potential for fire danger.
Due to smoky conditions, classes at the elementary school will be canceled on Friday.
"Early this evening I was able to get inside Jacob's Well Elementary with our maintenance staff. After assessing the air quality in the building I made the decision to cancel classes at Jacob's Well on Friday, April 8," wrote Dwain York, Wimberley ISD superintendent. "Even though we shut off our air systems when the area became smoke-filled, our hallways and classrooms are hazy with smoke and dust and we can't envision a scenario where it clears up enough overnight to successfully have classes tomorrow. Being able to utilize the weekend days, along with Friday, will allow us to get back into the building Monday morning."
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