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Emergency crews and community respond quickly to Saturday’s Scenic Hills Rd. fire

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Emergency crews from around the area responded to what began as a brush fire and quickly spread to become what is listed as a wildfire by the Texas Wildfire Incident Response System, at the corner of Scenic Hills Rd and Honeycome Ln. in Kerrville Saturday afternoon.

The fire, estimated by the Texas Wildfire Incident Response System to be at least 9 acres, came close to reaching at least two structures, but were stopped by firefighters before they were able to cause major damage.

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Kerrville Fire Department, Center Point Volunteer Fire Department, Ingram Volunteer Fire Department and Turtle Creek Fire Department all showed up to battle the blaze.

Sheriff Hierholzer, had this to say to us about the incident. “Our community should be very proud of the way our Kerrville and voluntary firefighters handled the fire Saturday. These people put their life on the line when needed to protect us all.”

Also on the scene were Kerr County Sheriff Officers and Kerr County Emergency Management.

J3 Construction brought out a bulldozer, then Texas A&M Forestry Service brought out two more bulldozers in the evening.

Very valued members of our community brought water to our first responders throughout the day, including The Salvation Army, Lemeilleur’s RV and Truck Repair, Aarons Sales and Leasing, A&A Tire and more. Red Cross delivered food and water to the first responders.

Below are pictures and videos of the events yesterday.

 

 

 

Mike is the President of Golden Hills Marketing LLC. He's also a Broadcast Center Graduate from St. Louis, MO. Mike moved to Texas in 2011, the day he graduated broadcasting school and has worked in radio (Ranch Radio Group, Revolution Broadcasting, Cox Media Group, Taylor Broadcasting) until recently venturing into the local news world. Mike works tirelessly with the rest of the KBN staff to keep the community informed and involved with local, late-breaking news. Feel free to send him an email at mike@kerrvillebreakingnews.com with any news topic that you feel deserves attention.