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Firefighters Toil Long Hours Battling Central Texas Blazes

Here are the faces of some of the firefighters who have been working overtime to quell the Union Chapel fire in Cedar Creek. Some of them stayed on the job for 60 hours.

Their efforts were ultimately successful. The fire is now 90 percent contained and people are being allowed to return to their property. Unfortunately, the wildfire destroyed 28 homes.

Lizzie Chen is a photography intern at KUT News as part of our partnership with She is currently a student at the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.
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 Twitter @KUTnathan.
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