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Brush Fire In Pflugerville Closes Road

Part of Dessau Road in Pflugerville is closed Sunday afternoon because of a grass fire.

Updated:  The first fire reported in the Pflugerville area today has been contained. Firefighters from Pflugerville and Travis County are now battling a second brush fire this afternoon. This one is around Hodde Lane near the Reserve at West Creek Subdivision.  From Pflugerville Police:

Residents of the Reserves at Westcreek were evacuated to Hendrickson High School. As of 2:00pm, the fire is not contained and is moving south, paralleling Wilke Lane. The Pflugerville Fire Department, Manor Fire Department, Austin Fire Department, Starflight and Round Rock Fire Department are actively fighting the fire. Travis County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Pflugerville ISD Police and Pflugerville Police Department are also on scene.

Click here for coverage from the Austin-American Statesman.

EarlierPflugerville City officials are telling residents Dessau Road is closed from Wells Branch to Pecan Street because of a large grass fire. City officials are asking residents to please avoid that area.

Click here for KVUE's coverage of the fire.



Jennifer Stayton is the local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" on KUT. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on Twitter @jenstayton.