BASTROP COUNTY, Texas – Update:
Bastrop County firefighters and other responding agencies are still working to contain an active, wild land fire on Sunday.
As of 4:30 p.m., Sunday, the fire remains at 36 acres and is at 75% containment.
No injuries have been reported. We’ll bring more updates as they become available.
Residents in and around Cassel Way in Bastrop County are being evacuated due to a wild land fire, according to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management.
The BCOEM posted about the fire Saturday afternoon on social media and said the fire spans 100 acres. Those who reside on Kelly Road East from Cassel Way and west of Kelly Road to Highway 21 are being evacuated, officials said.
As of around 9 p.m., the fire is 35% contained and the humidity is rising. No structures have been lost in the flames, according to officials.
Those that have evacuated from Cassel Way or west of Kelley Road that are in need of shelter are urged to report to Timberline Fellowship in Paige or call Timberline at 512-593-2011, according to officials.
Those who do not live in the area are urged to avoid the area until the flames get under control.
Multiple agencies are on scene, including 50 firefighters, 31 engines and tenders and dozers, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.
Update: the #CassellWayFire in Bastrop County is now an estimated 100 acres and 15% contained. Multiple agencies and depts are on scene including 50 firefighters, 31 engines and tenders, and dozers. Please be cautious driving in the area as smoke may reduce visibility. #txfire pic.twitter.com/yoyYfOgN2l— Incident Information - Texas A&M Forest Service (@AllHazardsTFS) April 11, 2021
We’ll bring more updates as they become available.