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Firefighters battle two large fires along SH 71 in Llano County

One fire was burning just west of FM 2233, while another was burning closer to Llano city, officials said.

LLANO COUNTY, Texas — Firefighters worked to put out two large fires in Llano County on Tuesday night.

As of around 10:50 p.m., a fire along State Highway 71 just west of FM 2233 was estimated at 50 acres and was 20% contained. Another, larger fire was burning along State Highway 71 closer to Llano city, the Llano County Sheriff’s Office told KVUE. According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, that fire was threatening some structures in the area.

The flames started to die down overnight, but Llano officials told KVUE they are still working on the fire.

State Highway 71 was closed earlier but has since reopened.

The sheriff’s office said any evacuations from the fire were voluntary.

It is unclear what caused the fires. Texas has been under a high fire danger because of how hot and dry it's been. According to the Llano County website, there has been a burn ban in effect throughout the county since late January. That means no open fires. Anyone caught breaking the burn ban could face a fine of up to $500.

To view current wildfire activity, click here.

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