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Mandatory Evacuation in Parts of Northern Hays County

Updated at 9:58 pm: Hays County officials say they are ending a mandatory evacuation order for about 210 homes. Light winds, higher humidity and the grueling effort of firefighters has prevented the Pedernales One fire from pushing further into Hays County.

Earlier: Hays County officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation for northern parts of the county in the path of the Pedernales One fire. 

  • Stagecoach Ranches subdivision
  • Bell Springs Road-Lost Creek Road-Grand Summit Road area
  • Cedar Springs Ranch
  • River Oaks Ranch and Ranches at Hamilton Pool

An evacuation shelter has been set up at Dripping Springs Middle School.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.
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