Monday, September 5, 2011

Wild Fires Burning Across Austin, Texas, has Destroyed 14000 acres and Hundred's of Homes - 4th Sept 2011

The CBS affiliate in Austin is reporting a 14,000 acre fire has destroyed hundreds of homes in Bastrop County Sunday night.

According to the county judge, 300 homes have burned. The Texas Forest Service says one fire is at least 16 miles long and four miles wide.

KEYE reports none of the fire has been contained and Highway 71 through Bastrop has been closed.
Officials here in the Coastal Bend tell us the smoke and haze from that massive blaze has made its way down to our local counties. Source