Friday, June 13, 2008

Sitting on a powder keg

Lest you think my two prior posts were unnecessarily worried about dry conditions in this part of the world.

Blanco brush fire burns 1,000 acres

A large brush fire in Blanco County, near Johnson City, was 90 percent contained late Thursday afternoon, with the Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department reporting it was in the ‘mopping-up' phase.

The fire was reported about noon Wednesday. It started near Ranch Road 1323 and County Road 307 and burned northwest across several properties. At one point, eight homes were in danger, but none burned. The fire was contained Wednesday night, but flared again Thursday morning.

It burned more than 1,000 acres, officials said late Thursday.