KUT Morning Newspod September 8, 2011
Devastation in Bastrop County
Bastrop’s Emergency Management Center told KUT News Thursday morning that 1,386 homes have been destroyed in the Bastrop area.
InciWeb has posted a Google map showing where the Bastrop fire is, you can take a look at that here. The Texas Forest Service says the larger fire in Bastrop County is still 30 percent contained as of late Wednesday night.
Spicewood Fire Update
J.J. Wittig, an assistant fire chief with the Oak Hill Fire Department, is helping to oversee the fires in Austin/Travis County. He says while the Spicewood Fire is 100 percent contained, firefighters will probably still be there for a few more days to put out fires inside the perimeter and to control hot spots.
On today’s Newspod KUT’s Erika Aguilar explains why firefighters say it’s difficult to put out fires in Central Texas’ hill country.
Also, for KUT News and the Texas Tribune, Ben Philpott has a wrap up of how Governor Rick Perry did in Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate in California.