Tracking the windspeeds before and after a prescribed burn turned into a Bastrop wildfire

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BASTROP, Texas — A prescribed burn got out of hand Tuesday afternoon, setting off a wildfire that burned through several hundred acres in the Bastrop, Texas, area.

Despite some warning signs, including notable wind speeds, the prescribed burn was permitted as planned. But just how fast were the winds going?

For context, here’s a timeline of Tuesday’s events: