Wildfire reported on RM 165 in Hays County; eastern Travis County wildfire flares up again

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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, RM 165 is closed near US 290 due to the fire.

HAYS COUNTY, Texas — Multiple departments are responding to a large wildfire on RM 165 in Hays County on Tuesday afternoon.

The Blanco County Emergency Management office reported that the fire is estimated at around 250 acres. The Texas A&M Forest Service has named the fire the Smoke Rider fire.

Evacuations have also been issued in the area as the fire continues moving north/northwest toward US 290.

Credit: Kelly Elliott

Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Meanwhile, officials are also reporting a brush fire in eastern Travis County.

FM 973 at FM 969 and Decker is closed, but no further information was immediately available.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.