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Officials say large fire in San Marcos is now contained

The Hays County Fire Marshal said about five acres were burned. No injuries were reported.

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Firefighters contained a structure fire that started late Friday morning along Morningwood Drive. 

Hays County officials said firefighters received a call reporting the fire in the 900 block of Morningwood Drive around 11:30 a.m. Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Wobus said the fire appears to have started in or near an outbuilding on the property, which is in a rural neighborhood west of downtown San Marcos. 

“The Morningwood incident began as a structure fire but the blaze jumped to a neighboring property behind the outbuilding,” Wobus said in a release. “There were no homes or other structures directly behind the location where the fire began.”

At around 2 p.m., the Hays County Sheriff's Office said multiple fire units were working to put out the structure fire that had crossed over Settlers Road. 

The fire was reported to be contained shortly before 3:30 p.m. on May 20. Officials said the fire burned for about four hours and burned through five acres. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No homes or other buildings were impacted, Wobus said. No injuries were reported. 

The San Marcos Fire Department was the first on the scene. Crews from the Kyle Fire Department, North Hays Fire Department, San Marcos/Hays County EMS and the Hays County Sheriff's Office also responded. 

It's not the only fire that's sparked in the area. Crews continue to fight the Twin Starts fire just off Highway 71 in Llano County. It is just the most recent wildfire to start in the area since Tuesday, after both the Sandstone Mountain and Slab fires started that day.

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