Small fires start in Bastrop Posted in: News 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,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!