Our Friday coverage of the Hidden Pines fire is here.

A wildfire that started Tuesday in Bastrop County continues to spread, thanks in part to high, shifting winds on Wednesday, officials say. 

UPDATE 11:30 pm: According to the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, Harmon Road evacuations have begun on a voluntary basis only at this time.

UPDATE 11 pm: As fire and emergency crews continue to battle the Hidden Pines fire in Bastrop County, 150 homes have now been declared threatened, and officials are starting to evacuate homes on Harmon Road.


   On Fronteras:

·        Jade Helm military exercises began in seven states, with government skeptics concerned about the intent of the training.  At training sites near Bastrop, Texas, residents there are divided over whether the troops are involved in activities that threaten civil liberties. 

·        A spokesperson for the Special Operations Command says the military is working hard to counter fears that Jade Helm troops are planning to detain citizens or implement some kind of martial law.

Amanda Hartfield

The worst wildfire in Texas history ravaged most of Bastrop County in September 2011. The blaze left many residents without homes and Bastrop County without much of its beloved Lost Pines. Thirty four thousand acres of the wooded land was torched.

One of the victims of the fire was Randy Fritz. He has written a book about how the fire impacted his him and his family and how they learned to deal with the experience Its called “Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster”

Laurel Morales / Fronteras

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