Multiple Agencies Battling Brush Fire in Belton, Texas
UPDATE: As of 8:30 PM, KWTX is reporting that fire is still ongoing. The blaze is estimated to be 375 acres, and at the time of writing, 0% contained.
However, forward progress of the fire is not a threat:
Firefighters from Belton, Texas and surrounding communities were on the scene of a reported blaze near Budget Wrench-A-Part Thursday afternoon.
A listener who wishes to remain anonymous shared with us amateur footage of the reported fire, which you can view below. The listener, who works at a nearby office, told us their staff had been evacuated to the Bell County Expo Center.
When reached for comment, City of Belton Public Information Officer Paul Romer repllied:
"Belton FD is among the agencies fighting a brush fire south of I-14 and west of FM 1670. Please avoid the area if possible. We will have more information when it is available."
This is a developing story, and we'll bring you more information as we get it here in the studio.
If you're driving in the area, please find an alternate route. If you're on I-14, don't let yourself be distracted by the smoke and cause an accident.
Listener Crystal Grant sent us these photos via our fee app at 4:20 PM. A short time later, she sent the image at the top of this page. Thank you, Crystal.