As of this morning, Fire Chief Reece Oestreich says the department is frantically busy with wildfires. The biggest one is the Harmon Rd. fire that, by different estimates, seems to have been over 600 acres at one point. It was, as of this morning, about 30% controlled, according to the State Forest Service. Chief Oestreich says he believes that it is under control in the back part of the fire, but not out front, where the biggest concerns are.
Lampasas has had brush trucks and command vehicles on the scene there, and will be sending more trucks and personnel out tonight. He emphasizes that many other departments, such as Kempner and Adamsville have trucks and personnel working there, as well as Fort Hood and Forest Service units.
Other fires keeping area firemen busy include one near Hwy. 190 and Big Divide Rd. It had been going on for a while and broke out late Wednesday evening. Lampasas was there, along with the Cove F.D., and they got the fire back under control and returned to the Lampasas station at 2:30am Thursday morning. No structures were involved in the fire.