Brush fire in Northern Williamson County threatening homes now contained; interstate reopened

Brush fire in Northern Williamson County threatening homes.
Brush fire in Northern Williamson County threatening homes.(N/A)
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 5:58 PM CDT
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SALADO, Texas (KWTX) - Officials have reopened the northbound lanes of I-35 at Ronald Reagan Boulevard after a wildfire threatening multiple homes was contained.

The Salado Volunteer Fire Department was battling two fires, including the blaze threatening several homes in Jarrell in northern Williamson County and resulting in the closure of I-35 in the area.

Salado Volunteer Fire Chief Jim Franz said someone was cutting hay and a spark from the equipment ignited a fire that has burned multiple acres along FM 2268.

The Texas A&M Forest Service, several Bell County fire departments and the Bell County Fire Marshall all responded to the fire.

This fire was contained as of 5:30 p.m. Friday. Fire marshals took over the response as the Salado Volunteer Firefighters left the scene to respond to the second fire in Jarrell.

KWTX was told that fire has consumed about 25 acres and multiple homes are in danger.

That fire in Jarrell is behind the McDonald’s at Sonterra Blvd. and Limestone Terrace.

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