Lampasas Firemen were called into Burnet Co. yesterday afternoon about 5:30pm. A grass fire, called the Dog Ranch fire and was put out by about 7pm with only 7.75 acres involved. It occurred at a spot near Mesquite Creek, accessed by Burnet Co. Road 228 and Hwy 183 S. A Facebook post by Robin England reported that it was on their place. Lampasas units were back in the station after about 2 hours.
The Burnet Co. Park Fire is still not fully contained, according to authorities, though it is just clean up work going on and all residents are back home.
A small fire broke out in Llano Co. yesterday. It is called the Rivada Fire and a Forest Service update about 6pm last evening said it was only an acre at that point but 0% contained.
The Texas forest Service posted this notice:
Increased winds are expected to develop Friday afternoon across the Panhandle and Southern Plains. The winds may extend into the western parts of the Rolling Plains and the Hill Country over the weekend. (forecast into San Saba Co. by Sunday but only getting to western Lampasas Co.)
Combined with last week’s drying and above normal high temperatures, there will be elevated fire danger for these areas. The public is urged to be careful with all outdoor activities.
Also: Here are five things you can do around your home today to reduce your risk of an approaching wildfire:
1. Clean your gutters.
2. Mow and water your lawn.
3. Move firewood a minimum of 30 feet from your home.
4. Remove anything stored under decks or porches.
5. Make sure your home address is visible from the road.