KUT Morning Newspod September 7, 2011
Bastrop Fires Update
The Texas Forest Service says the Bastrop County wildfire, plus an additional smaller one, have burned over 34,000 acres. Almost six hundred homes have been destroyed in the Bastrop area. The larger fire is now 30 percent contained. Law enforcement officials discovered the bodies of two people Tuesday who were apparently killed by the Bastrop fire. KUT’s Mose Buchele has more on the newspod.
The Austin/Travis County Emergency Operations Center Wednesday morning says the Spicewood Fire is 80 percent contained. At least 67 homes have been destroyed there. Firefighters say the steep, hilly terrain is making it difficult to fight the fire. It has burned at least 6,500 acres. Some Spicewood residents may be allowed to return to their homes today.
Steiner Ranch Update
Authorities says the Steiner Ranch fire is winding down. Firefighters are still working on hot spots but a smaller pool of resources is being used there. 35 homes have been destroyed and 30 others damaged. Steiner Ranch residents were allowed to return home Tuesday at about noon.
Williamson County says firefighters are still working on hot spots from the Moonglow Fire. The Leander Fire Chief was letting people return to their homes last night.