According to a report by KTXS 12 News, evacuations have begun in Zephyr, Texas due to a grass fire burning on County Road 259, close to the Orica USA explosives plant, which is located at 5240 County Road 259.
It is reported that “Brownwood Fire Chief Eddy Wood has said that everyone within a mile radius of downtown Zephyr needs to evacuate and head to Zephyr High School.”
Many local fire departments have responded to the scene and the Texas A&M Forest Service has said that they are sending dozers, engines, and a plane to assist.
The fire in Zephyr is just one of many that are burning around the state of Texas.
As stated by Texas Wildfire Incident Response System website, as of July 23, around 7 PM, there are fires burning in Brown (500 acres/ 0% contained), Llano (1,200 acres/ 85% contained), Burnet (737 acres/ 60% contained), Mills (1,500 acres/ 40% contained), and Coryell (5,005 acres/ 50% contained), amoung others.
Please keep up to date with the burn ban status in your area and burn smart.