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Wildfire breaks out in county

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A fire northeast of Bastrop consumed nearly 27 acres and drew a response from multiple local firefighting agencies at the end of December. On December 30 at 4 p.m., Bastrop County Emergency Services District (ESD) #2 was dispatched to Cassel Way and FM 1441, near State Highway 21, for a report of a wildfire, according to a press release issued on the evening of December 30 by the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management. The first arriving fire units reported active fire behavior burning light fuels with gusty wind conditions, the press release said. Due to the dry and windy ...

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