Officials Say Cause of Bastrop Fire is Likely Electrical

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According to the Austin American-Statesman, the cause of the Bastrop Fire was likely electrical. Read more below:

 

The cause of a fire in Bastrop County that burned more than 34,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,500 homes since Sept. 3 was most likely electrical, the Texas Forest Service said today.

 

The fire, which officials said was 95 percent contained Monday, is the last of the major blazes burning that scorched thousands of acres in Central Texas this month.

 

Residents affected by the fires in Travis, Bastrop and Williamson counties can apply for federal aid Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Texas Workforce Commission.

 

FEMA officials will be at temporary office at the Leander Public Library, 1011 S. Bagdad Road, until 7 p.m. today and again Sept. 27 for people affected by the Moonglow fire.

 

Bastrop has a FEMA recovery center that is open every day at Bastrop High School Ninth Grade Academy, 1602 Hill St. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m Sundays.

 

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