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Smoke Rider Fire Now Estimated at 1,210 Acres and 70% Contained

The Smoke Rider Fire blazed an estimated 1,210 acres in Blanco County. Image courtesy of Texas A&M Forest Service.

The Smoke Rider Fire in Blanco County has burned 1,210 acres and is 70% contained, Blanco County Emergency Management said late Thursday.

The increase in acreage — the fire was originally thought to cover 800 acres — is due to the completion of accurate mapping of the fire line today. Previously, the western boundary of the fire had been estimated but was completely mapped by the Texas A&M Forest Service,” an administrator posted on Facebook.

Local firefighters are working alongside Texas A&M Forest Service to achieve 100% containment.

Firefighters are expected to remain on scene for three more days.

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