According to the Texas A and M Forest Service, wildfires in Driping Springs burn about 257 acres and hold 100%.
The blaze, which started on Saturday afternoon, has been contained. Firefighters and first responders from the region fought the blaze at Storm Ranch. North Hayes fire department responds to fire – officially renamed Gatlin Creek Fire – at 3 p.m.
“Firefighters will remain on the farm for the next several days to ensure that the fire is completely extinguished,” said Heiss County Fire Chief Marshal Mark Hobus.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated, he said. About 10 homes were evacuated on Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. Nearly 20 agencies responded to Gatlin Creek Fire, Wembley Fire Department, Buddha Fire Department, Kyle Fire Department, South Hayes Fire Department, San Marcos / Hays County EMS, Hays County CERT, Oak Hill Fire Department, Austin Fire Department, Pedernales Fire Department, STAR Flight, Lake Canyon Fire Department, Johnson City Fire Department, Blanco County SD2 Fire Department, Round Mountain Fire Department, Texas Emergency Management Department, North Highway Fire and Texas A&M Forest Service With.
“With the support of state respondents, firefighters have been able to prevent further spreads and damage,” said High County Commissioner Walt Smith. “Hayes County is grateful for the support of all local departments and organizations as well as state agencies. In particular, I would like to identify the heroic men and women of the High County ESD 6 (North High Fire Department) who responded to the event and were there to protect our community.
High Court Judge Ruben Bessera’s response from neighboring agencies was impressive.
“We thank each and every one of the first responders who helped with the wildfire,” Bessera said. Their efforts and efforts have made a big difference in controlling the fire.