San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

September 24th, 2011
Post Road fire about 50 percent contained

San Marcos Assistant Fire Chief Len Nored speaks to reporters near the fire on Post Road. SAN MARCOS MERCURY PHOTO by ERICA CHAPA

UPDATE 11:44 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 24: As of the last update from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, the fire was mostly contained, aircraft were no longer deployed, and authorities were expecting the fire to die overnight due to the humidity and the effectiveness of their response.


A fire that has consumed 10-12 acres north of San Marcos is about 50 percent contained, a Hays County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said shortly before 8 p.m.

The Texas Forest Service has been using a DC-10 and other aircraft to fight the blaze, which officials said started at about 4:12 p.m. Firefighters from San Marcos, Kyle and the South Hays Fire Department are on the scene.

The fire has consumed about 10-12 acres, Len Nored, the San Marcos assistant chief, told the Mercury at about 7:30 p.m.

“It’s pretty well contained at this time, but it’s certainly not out,” Nored said earlier this evening.

Two homes and about six people were evacuated due to the fires, Millecam has said. As many as 100 homes were threatened at the fire’s height, officials said.

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