Officials say a wildfire spread inside a park in the central Texas state and there have been no reports of injuries after the fires scorched more than 1.2 square miles in the city of Bastrop.

Authorities issued evacuation orders for several areas surrounding the fire even though some residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

Texas A & M Forest Service spokesman Kari Hines said Wednesday that no homes were reported destroyed, some families had back inside their homes and warmer conditions with lower winds and higher humidity would help firefighters on Wednesday.

Bastrop County officials and local fire officials told reporters on Tuesday evening that though it was too soon to definitively determine the cause of the fire it was still likely linked to the proposed 150-hectare mandatory fire at Bastrop County State Park.

Director of Texas chapter of parks and wildlife, Carter Smith, said the cause of the fire wasn’t determined yet, but the fuse in the fire in Bastrop State Park is suspected.


Texas Military Department

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The Texas Military Department is an executive branch agency of the Texas government. Along with the Texas Department of Public Safety, it is charged with providing the security of Texas, (wikipedia)


Big Bend Ranch State Park

Big Bend Ranch State Park is a 311,000-acre state park located on the Rio Grande in Brewster and Presidio counties, Texas. It is the largest state park in Texas. The closest major town is Presidio, (wikipedia)