Evacuations underway due to wildfire in Wimberley area

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WIMBERLEY, Texas — A day after three large fires sprouted up across Central Texas, a new fire is now threatening homes in the Wimberley area.

Wimberley Fire Rescue first reported the fire around 5:20 p.m. in the River Mountain Ranch area between Bluff View and the Blanco River. The fire is located off of FM 3237 (Old Kyle Road) and River Mountain Road.

Evacuations have started in the fire’s vicinity. Law enforcement will be contacting residents in the area.

Roadways in the area may be closed in the area, including in Bluff View. Drivers are asked to avoid the area. Officials also ask drivers not to block narrow roads as officials are working the scene.

Hays County Wildland Task Force is providing air support.