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All residences in the area of Park Road 1C and Cottletown Road are asked to evacuate.
BASTROP, Texas — Days after a fire at Bastrop State Park, another wildfire has been reported in the Bastrop area.
At 12:40 p.m., all residences in the Park Road 1C and Cottletown Road area were asked to evacuate immediately.
At 1:05 p.m., officials reported that the fire was moving northward. Roadblocks are being up in place for the safety of responders and evacuees.
As of 1:40 p.m., the “Regen Fire” is approximately seven acres and 0% contained. The Smithville Rec Center is now open as a cooling center for those displaced by this fire.
According to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, this fire is not in the same vicinity as the Bastrop State Park fire. However, officials said another grass fire was taking place east of Elgin on Highway 290.
On Friday, crews were also working to extinguish a fire in Horseshoe Bay, south of Kingsland, that broke out on Thursday.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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