Brush fire in Bastrop County

Crews in Bastrop County continue to work a brush fire that ignited overnight. The fire began near the area of Second Street and Harmon Road which is on state park property. Officials say the cause was a lightning strike.

The Bastrop Office of Emergency Management posted on its Facebook page just before 11 p.m. on June 17th saying crews were working on containment and that five acres had been burned. 

The progression of the fire was slow and just a short time later crews had contained the fire.  No structures were damaged and no one was hurt.

Fire crews in Bastrop have been busy recently. A fire broke out earlier in the day (7/17) in the Tahitian Village area and many remember the massive wildfire in the area back in 2011.

With the hot temperatures, fire officials want to remind everyone about the dangers of brush, grass and wildfires. Tips include:

  • Make sure you completely put out all cigarettes
  • Don't throw lit cigarettes out the car window
  • Don't park in tall grass
  • Make sure to secure trailer chains. Dragging chains can cause parks and fire along roads.

Officials remind people that a burn ban is in effect in Bastrop County as well.