Large grass fire spreads through Hays County



Highlights

Investigators said they believe a trash fire started the blaze.

Firefighters extinguished a Hays County grass fire Monday.

Multiple fire departments responded to a large grass fire Monday afternoon that burned about 150 acres east of Kyle in the area of Mathias Lane and Peaceful Valley Road.

Three sheds and three cars were destroyed, but no one was reported injured and no one was displaced from his or her home, according to the Kyle Fire Department.

The fire, which was first reported about 1:30 p.m., raged near several residences, and people in the area were asked to evacuate temporarily.

Investigators suspect that an unattended garbage fire caused the blaze, and high winds fanned the flames, the Hays County fire marshal said. The person responsible has been identified, and the fire marshal said charges were pending.

After a few hours, the grass fire was fully contained. Firefighters requested a helicopter water drop but ultimately did not need it, Kyle fire officials said.

By 4 p.m., Hays County officials had begun reopening roads, allowing residents to return to their homes. Hays County school district buses also resumed their routes around that time.


Reader Comments


Next Up in News

Weekend rain pounds Central Texas
Weekend rain pounds Central Texas
The majority of Central Texas storms were expected to clear by Monday morning, but not before several inches of rain pounded the region over the...
Trump touts tariff, officials deflect criticism of Taiwan call
 Donald Trump and aides braced for a busy week Sunday by threatening tariffs on companies that move jobs overseas, while downplaying...
Woman killed in suspected hit-and-run near Manor on Sunday
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the suspected hit-and-run death of a woman whose body was found Sunday morning by the side of...
Army Corps blocks easement route of Dakota Access oil pipeline
Army Corps blocks easement route of Dakota Access oil pipeline
An easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota will not be granted, the U.S.
National Weather Service calls off some flash flood watches
National Weather Service calls off some flash flood watches
4 p.m. update: Most major thunderstorms has cleared out of Central Texas, prompting the National Weather Service to call off the flash flood watches...
More Stories

You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myStatesman.com.

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of free premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to myStatesman.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myStatesman.com.