FLORENCE, Texas — Around 80 residences were evacuated on Thursday evening after a large grass fire burned at least one structure and threatened homes in Florence. By mid-morning the next day, the fire chief told KVUE all families are allowed to go back home.
The fire was reported around 5:50 p.m. near 4271 CR 233 Aug. 6, Williamson County said.
Officials said the fire had grown to approximately 250 acres. The fire chief said one "resident structure" was burned down.
Although the fire is mostly out, as the weather heats up for the day Friday, the fire chief said "smoldering areas are popping up into fires," which firefighters are putting out.
Officials are working to restore power in the area.
Video and photos from KVUE viewer Victor Castillo showed large clouds of smoke rising from the fire.
People driving in the area are asked to be careful as emergency crews move in and out.
One firefighter was treated for heat-related injuries.
Florence Fire Department, Leander Fire Department, Liberty Hill Fire Department, Georgetown Fire Department, Cedar Park Fire Department, Jarrell Fire Department, Travis County ESD1, Williamson County EMS, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Emergency Management and several law enforcement agencies responded to the incident.
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