Das Goat Wildfire in Medina County forces evacuation of lakeside residents

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A fire near Medina Lake is forcing residents to evacuate to a nearby shelter. 

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The Medina County Office of Emergency Management has issued an evacuation order as it tries to get a wildfire under control near Medina Lake. 

The county and the National Weather Service issued the mandatory evacuation order around 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 for all residents in the north and northeast areas of the fire near Medina Lake, including the lakeside town of Mico. 

The warning says that all residents east of County Road 271, west of the Medina River, and south of Farm to Market Road 1283 must evacuate now. 

Residents can go to a shelter Loma Alta Middle School off Potranco Road at 266 County Road 381 S. 

The fire, dubbed the “Das Goat Fire,” is currently covering 850 acres and is only 60 percent contained, according to Texas Wildfire Incident Response System. 

A Red Flag warning was issued by the National Weather Service on Saturday morning through 8 p.m. due to relative humidity dropping into the teens, wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour, and hot temperatures. 

We will continue to follow this developing story. 

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