Forty-Acre Brush Fire in Canyon Lake Extinguished
Bulldozers from Texas A&M Forest Service are finishing the “inside lines” today on a 40-acre brush fire that burned Saturday near the area of Wegner and Purgatory roads in Canyon Lake.
The blaze, whose cause is still unknown, is completely extinguished. No injuries were reported yesterday.
Crews with Canyon Lake Fire/EMS were still on the scene Saturday night.
Units from New Braunfels, Bracken and Hays County fire departments also responded to the fire, along with several low-flying air tankers.
Meanwhile, Comal County remains under a burn ban, which Comal County Judge Sherman Krause implemented on July 26 for unincorporated areas of Comal County. Burn bans are issued when the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) reaches 500. Every 100 points on the KBDI is roughly equivalent to an inch of dry soil length.
By Sept. 11, the KBDI in Comal County was 732. Today it stands at a mean of 748.43 inches, with a minimum of 664 and a maximum of 783.
The public is advised to avoid fires and open flames.
Here’s what that means for residents living outside city limits:
BBQ pits that are off the ground and have a lid (to contain all sparks and flames) are allowed for cooking purposes only.
Not allowed during the burn ban are:
- brush fires
- burn barrels
- fire pits (rings)
- open flames of any kind
- camp fires of any size
- burn piles, day or night
- burn piles with glowing embers
- burning of household waste (day or night in container that contains all sparks and/or flames)
- burning of household waste (not in container that contains all sparks and/or flames)
- burning of non-wood construction materials
- burning of rubber, plastic, treated lumber, etc. (Exception: rubber and plastics in household waste allowed)