257-acre wildfire in Dripping Springs now contained

About 10 houses were displaced by the blaze.

Leaking Springs, Texas – Workers caught fire in a 257-acre wildfire in Dripping Springs that began Wednesday, the Heights County Emergency Management Office said.

Firefighters from North Height Fire and Wembley Fire were on the scene at the store ranch on Gatlin Creek Road. A helicopter bucket crashed into the area, and the Texas A&M Forest Service assisted with bulldozers and air resources.

Forest Service said the blaze was 100% contained Saturday morning. All government resources were released and the fire was transferred to the local department.

The fire was previously estimated at around 325 acres, but is estimated at 257 acres.

The fire has threatened to evacuate homes, and the Hayes County Emergency Management Office has been ordered to evacuate. Commander’s staff issued emergency notifications for 10 homes. Release order issued around 8 p.m.

Temporary evacuation accommodation is provided at Dripping Springs Ranch Park at 1042 Event Center Drive. It was also accepting any animals, asking them to call 737-701-6956.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Hayes County Commissioner Walt Smith, P.T. 4, He thanked us for the help of various agencies.

“With the strong support of regional responders, firefighters were able to prevent further spreads and damage from the fire,” he said. “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.

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