Raging Texas Wildfire Destroys Homes, Forces Hundreds of Evacuations
Posted by feww on October 15, 2015
Wildfire consumes thousands of acres, destroys a dozen homes, threatens hundreds more
The Hidden Pines Fire wildfire in Smithville, Bastrop County, about 45 miles east of Austin, Texas has consumed about 4,500 acres, destroying a dozen homes, and threatening hundreds more, according to local reports.
“Buescher State Park and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center campus in Smithville remained closed after being evacuated Tuesday,” said a report.
In 2011, the worst fire in the state history consumed more than 30,000 acres, destroying more than 1,200 homes.