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Kerr County firefighters battle large fire west of Comfort, Center Point

Firefighters from Kerr County and across the Hill Country were kept busy Saturday with a slew of fires, including a dangerous one that moved west from Comfort and northwest of Center Point.

The Kerr County fire was one of three in the region, with firefighters battling blazes in Medina and Kendall counties. The Kerr County fire started sometime before noon along Wilson Creek Road, threatening structures fueled by occasional gusty winds and plenty of fuel — namely cedar trees.

Center Point Volunteer Fire Department firefighters monitor a backfiring operation to slow the spread of a brush fire on Saturday.


Firefighters from Kerrville were on the field, and volunteer units from Ingram, Hunt, Mountain Home, Turtle Creek, Center Point and Comfort were battling the blaze — initially reported at 60 acres, although it rapidly moved westward.

Along Wilson Creek Road, Center Point firefighters performed a backfire operation to slow the fire from jumping the road. There were substantial cedar breaks to burn, but bone-dry pastures and grasses also burned rapidly.

Fire crews were also protecting homes and buildings that were in the path of the fire, but it was unclear if structures were damaged.


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