Brush fire burns 30 acres near McDade Posted in: News In the midst of a hot, dry summer, a brush fire on Tuesday, July 26 burned several acres near McDade.First responders, representing the McDade, Elgin and Blue volunteer fire departments, Bastrop County Emergency Services District No. 2, the Texas A&M Forest and Star Flight, worked the Knobbs Fire near McDade on the evening of July 26. The fire was 95% contained by 7:50 p.m., leaving approximately 30 acres burned.The next day, the Texas Forest Service reported that the Knobbs Fire was 98% contained and that they were on the scene for a final check of the area. The Texas Forest ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!