yesterday i was a crazy woman ok so I get a call from Troy and he says babe theres a huge fire in Burnette ranch get online and _________________phone disconnects I start freaking out our weekend house is there along with his Dads Moms and Grandmoms pictures guns ammo lots of memorabilia NOT TO MENTIO NIT'S MY FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD so anyways finally we get in contact he is on his way to the house to try and save some stuff whil im on line keeping up with updates Thank God no one was hurt and that it moved the other way not towards out Wimberley house
Boy accused of starting
Fire near Wimberley burned 500 acres
Updated: Monday, 13 Jul 2009, 10:40 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 13 Jul 2009, 3:01 PM CDT
* Blair Shiff, John L. Thomas
WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) - Investigators in Hays County believe a 9-year-old boy started a fire that threatened several homes west of Wimberley.
The fire burned nearly 500 acres and forced the evacuation of 15 homes in the Lost Creek Ranch subdivision late this afternoon.
More than 80 firefighters battled the flames. A Forest Service helicopter was called in to drop flame retardant chemicals on the fire.
As of 9:00 PM, the fire is reported to be 75 percent contained. Families are now being allowed to return to their homes.
Fire crews will stay on scene all night to mop up and monitor hot spots.
Fire officials say the fire started in the clubhouse and pool area of Lost Springs Ranch. The Investigators now believe the boy started the fire with a lighter.
Grass Fires Burns Near
Updated: Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009, 7:01 AM CDT
Published : Monday, 13 Jul 2009, 3:40 PM CDT
A grass fire near Wimberley threatened about 15 homes Monday afternoon. Authorities activated the reverse 911 system to tell people to stay indoors but did not evacuate any homes. The homes are located near FM 2325 and Burnett Ranch Road. Around 500 acres were burned in the fire.
Hays County Emergency Management activated two task forces to fight the fire. The task forces consist of 11 fire departments. Each department will one or two trucks. Authorities have asked the Texas Forest Service to provide help and STARFlight dropped water on the blaze..
No injuries have been reported so far. By Monday evening the fire had been about 75 percent contained and authorities were just battling hot spots. The dry and windy conditions allowed the fire to spread very quickly and jump from place to place.