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Wildfire in Leander Prompts Evacuations

This mapshows the location of a wildfire in Leander that started around 5 p.m.

About 250 homes have been evacuated in Leander as yet another wild fire erupts in Central Texas. The fire was called in at around 5 p.m., and evacuations began immediately, Williamson County spokesperson Connie Watson said.

The blaze is currently about 20 acres in size.

Homes were first evacuated on Moon Glow Drive and Honeysuckle Way. Evacuations were then spread to include the Mason Creek and Crystal Falls subdivisions. Those are north of Crystal Falls Parkway and south of Topaz Lane. You can see the affected area in the map above.

Watson said some thirteen homes were damaged by the fire and another 100 are threatened.

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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