Largest wildfire continues to burn in Bastrop

Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 2:51 pm    

Of the many wildfires burning in Texas, the largest one ignited in Bastrop over the weekend, and has yet to be contained.

Since Sunday afternoon, over 30,000 acres and around 600 homes have been burned in Bastrop County. Shelters for evacuees have been set up at Bastrop Middle School and Ascension Catholic Church, as well as Smithville Recreation Center, First Baptist Church and Grace Lutheran Church in Smithville.

According to county officials, 250 fire crews have responded to the fire, and most of the efforts to contain the fire have come from the air, since it is too dangerous to fight from the ground at this point. It is expected that the 16 mile long, 6 mile wide wildfire will take many days to contain.

Although hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed in the fire, no injuries have been reported.

If your residential property has been damaged by fire and you believe your insurer has acted in bad faith, contact the Dallas fire damage claim attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC by calling 214-361-6124 today.