Authorities Report Bastrop Wildfire Seem To Be Under ControlSeptember 12, 2011
According to Bastrop County authorities, the remaining active flames stemming from a massive wildfire have been cut off from further advancement by containment lines. Further, sources say that some residents who were evacuated during the blaze may soon be given permission to return home. However, authorities warn that some dangerous spots remain in the 45 square miles of country side the fire destroyed. According to authorities, the flames are inside the lines surrounding about 30 percent of the fire. Authorities say they are now becoming concerned with the threat of wind sparking more flames beyond the already established borders.
According to reports, nearly 1,400 homes have been destroyed about 25 miles east of Austin and about 5,000 residents have been forced to leave their homes. However, sources say neighborhoods outside the area where the fire has burned will reopen as soon as possible.