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Firefighters battle Hermosa Fire in Wimberley

Staff Report

UPDATE [Aug. 8 at 10:45 a.m.]: According to the Texas A&M Forest Service incident viewer, the size of the fire is 44 acres and is at 90% containment as of Aug. 7 at 4:19 p.m.

UPDATE [Aug. 5 at 4 p.m.]: Evacuation orders will be lifted at 6 p.m., and residents will be able to return to their homes.

UPDATE [Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m.]: CORRECTION: Only 60 acres have burned, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service, not 100, as previously reported. 14 primary homes were threatened and one sustained very minor damage. Two out-building structures had minor damage. Containment is at 35% and more reinforcements are on the way.

UPDATE [Aug. 4 at 3 p.m.]: As of Aug. 4 at 12:52 p.m., nearly 100 acres are burned, according to County Judge Ruben Becerra, and containment is at 10%, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.

ORIGINAL STORY

Firefighters from multiple counties and entities are assisting the Hermosa Fire in the River Mountain Ranch area between Bluff View and Blanco River in Wimberley. The fire ignited on Aug. 3 shortly after 5 p.m. Roughly 45 households voluntarily evacuated and eight were instructed to leave by county officials. Two structures have been saved. First Baptist Church in Wimberley is available as a temporary evacuation shelter at 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy.

The red dot indicates the fire area. Screenshot from public.tfswildfires.com.

A closer view of the fire location. Screenshot from inciweb.nwcg.gov.

This is a developing story. 

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