Here is an excerpt from the Austin American Statesman:
The massive wildfire in Bastrop County has now burned around 30,000 acres, destroyed nearly 500 homes and forced 20 neighborhoods to evacuate, officials said at a press conference this morning. The largest fire remains zero percent contained, officials said.
Beard-O grabbed my camera yesterday and took the following pictures while out fighting the fire...
|CLB working to keep the fire away from this house.|
|Not clouds. Smoke.|
|My brother heading to make a fire break|
|CLB. It's gonna be a long night.|
My parents, brother and his family and my Opa, uncle and aunt all live within a mile or so from the fire. Their electricity has been out since yesterday afternoon. My sister-in-law and niece spent the night with us.
I know several families whose homes were lost to the fire. I haven't personally seen any of the damage but the pictures I've seen are startling. We need rain badly. That fire is still burning, as are several others in Texas. Hopefully it will be a bit easier to contain as the winds have calmed down.
If you are interested in reading more go to ABC news. Please keep all the victims of the fire in your prayers.