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Small fires start in Bastrop

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Since the beginning of the month, Bastrop has seen two fires along State Highway 71 and a third fire in Bastrop State Park shortly after a burn ban was ordered. On the afternoon of August 8, the Bastrop Fire Department reported a fire along SH 71 East, adjacent to Buc-ee’s. Multiple units and agencies were on scene responding to multiple spot fires, and some areas of SH 71 were reduced to one lane, according to a BFD Facebook post around 3:20 p.m. Shortly after 5 p.m., they announced all fires had been extinguished and the roads were open again. The next day,

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