The Wildfire Report

The only remaining big wildfire left in Central Texas is in the Inks Lake Area. It’s called the Park Road Fire and it started about 3pm on Sunday on private property between Burnet CR 116 and Park Road 4 that feeds into Inks Lake State Park. It was reportedly caused by an ATV being driven through high grass. The fire was particularly dangerous because there is so much dry brush in the area, and because there are many homes and park facilities with large populations on hand.                                                                                                       

 

 The fire, at last report, took in 557 acres and was 60% contained. It had caused evacuation of about 400 of the Park’s visitors and 800 kids from Camp Longhorn, along with 50 to 70 area homes along CR 116. The residents and Park visitors that were evacuated were allowed to return on Monday. The Camp Longhorn kids were there on their first night of summer camp and were moved to another location on Inks Lake that was not in any danger.      

The fire, at last report, took in 557 acres and was 60% contained. It had caused evacuation of about 400 of the Park’s visitors and 800 kids from Camp Longhorn, along with 50 to 70 area homes along CR 116. The residents and Park visitors that were evacuated were allowed to return on Monday. The Camp Longhorn kids were there on their first night of summer camp and were moved to another location on Inks Lake that was not in any danger.

 

 

 A lot of firefighting resources were, and are, on hand to battle the wildfire. Water drops were fairly convenient because the fire was so close to the lake and has made that a primary tool. About 100 firefighters were thought to be on hand yesterday. Lampasas and Kempner units were on hand early on to help with their brush and tanker trucks.  It is thought that 100% containment might take a few days to achieve. 

A lot of firefighting resources were, and are, on hand to battle the wildfire. Water drops were fairly convenient because the fire was so close to the lake and has made that a primary tool. About 100 firefighters were thought to be on hand yesterday. Lampasas and Kempner units were on hand early on to help with their brush and tanker trucks.  It is thought that 100% containment might take a few days to achieve.