No injuries after structure fire, swift water rescue calls

One person was rescued early Monday after becoming trapped in a vehicle as a result of debris and rising water along FM 150 at the Onion Creek double crossing in Driftwood.

Two water rescue calls came in after the storm Sunday night.

The incidents made for a busy six-hour stretch for the North Hays County Fire Rescue, which responded to a pair of water calls and also provided mutual aid to battle a structure fire in Johnson City early Sunday, Scott Collard, North Hays County Fire Rescue Chief, said.

The first water related call to the department was made at 4 a.m. on Bell Springs Road and Barton Creek for a vehicle that was stalled in the water.

Collard said fire crews helped remove the vehicle from the roadway. No one was injured in the incident.

Roughly two hours later, fire crews were dispatched at 6:25 a.m. to the Double Crossing. Collard said debris in the water was piling up against the opposite side of the creek, and a truck trying to cross the creek was unable to get to the other side.

Collard said crews went into the water and performed a rescue of the driver. 

Early Sunday morning, Collard said North Hays crews were dispatched around 12:30 a.m. to assist the Johnson City Fire Department with a structure fire along FM 3232, which was caused as a result of Sunday’s storms.

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