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September 2nd, 2011
Hill Country fire mostly contained


The fire burned about 45 acres and was contained as of 11:30 a.m., said the Hays County Sheriff’s Office. There were no reports of injuries or property damage.


A fire that had threatened the Saddleridge community near Wimberley Friday evening has been 60 percent contained, said the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.

The 3-acre fire was reported near Fulton Ranch Road and Freeman Ranch Road between Wimberley and San Marcos.

There have been no reports of evacuations, injuries, or property damage. Wimberley firefighters and a Texas Forest Service task force responded to the blaze.

Firefighters will be on-scene working throughout the night, said Deputy Brandy Reuter, public information officer for the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.

Reuter said firefighters are expected to beginning cleaning up remnants of the fire in the early morning.

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3 thoughts on “Hill Country fire mostly contained

  1. Thank you for publishing information re: fires in Hays county, since we have virtually no television coverage and no radio station in this county, we who live in the country, have to rely on looking at the sky and the horizon to watch for wildfires. It would be nice if Hays county had some sort of advance warning system

  2. Granted we do not have a specific TV channel or radio station dedicated to Hays Co, but there ARE warning/comms systems in place in Hays Co.

    In addition to “Reverse 911”, you can now register your cell phone to receive warning messages/calls as well as subscribe/’follow’ Hays Co’s Twitter page. Technology has advanced a little beyond TV/radio.

    Hope this helps…

    cell emergency notifications –

    Hays Co on Twitter –!/hayscounty

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