Blanco County’s 800-Acre Smoke Rider Fire Now 60% Contained, Nine Structures Damaged or Destroyed

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Aerial map of Fire Rider blaze courtesy of Texas A&M Forest Service.
Aerial map of Fire Rider Fire courtesy of Texas A&M Forest Service.

The Smoke Rider Fire has destroyed or damaged nine structures in Blanco County as the days-old battle against the wildfire near Henly off of FM 165 and U.S. 290 continues.

In a statement late Wednesday, Blanco County Emergency Management said the fire is estimated at 800 acres with 60% containment.

A “substantial” amount of ground-and-air assets were on-scene, working aggressively on. containment — “with great results.’

No new evacuations were requested.

Firefighters remained on scene throughout the night as 24-hour operations continue.

“Thanks to all of our personnel who have been working this fire for nearly 36 hours, and the countless partner agencies which have responded from near and far to help,” the county said.

Canyon Lake Fire/EMS has dispatched type 6 and type 3 brush trucks to the scene.

Meanwhile, Texas A&M Forest Service Wednesday late Wednesday reported there is an “active wildland fire” in Wimberley, dubbed the “Hermosa Fire.” The blaze covers roughly 35 acres and is estimated to be 35 acres and five-percent contained.

Several homes were evacuated.

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