The latest big wildfire, now called the 108 fire, brought the smell of smoke to Lampasas yesterday afternoon. This one was reported this morning to include about 800 acres and only about 10% under control. It is in Burnet County, roughly mid-way between the towns of Lampasas and Burnet and west of Hwy 281. It seems to be along the South Fork of Morgan Creek, which tracks to South Mesquite Creek. The fire is just east of the rough country where Morgan Creek goes into Buchanan Lake.
The other big fire closest to Lampasas (several miles NEin the Pidcoke/Pearl area) is the Harmon Road fire. It was huge, taking in 5,005 acres according to the Forest Service, and is now said to be 50% controlled. The Los Diablos fire crew from Big Bend National Park assisted by mopping up burning debris within 200 feet of the fire line using hand tools and chain saws.
The Llano County fire that took in 1,200 acres is now said to be 85% contained and the Blanco Co. fire that took is 680 acres is 100% contained now. There was also a fire on Sunday in the area between San Saba and Goldthwaite that took in about 345 acres and seems to have been under control.