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Old 04-17-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Unobtainaville
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There looks to be a big brush fire in Oak Hill right now... or something big is burning. I can see it from here west Austin. Looks bad. Anyone know what is going on?
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Can't see or smell anything in Legend Oaks, but it is breezy, which sure won't help control it.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Brushfire burning, threatening homes

OAKHILL, Texas (KXAN) - A brush fire in Oak Hill is threatening homes and one has already caught fire. The fire has now been upgraded to 2-alarms.

Officials with the Oak Hill Fire department told KXAN Austin News the fire has enveloped 40-50 acres and is threatening homes.

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A house in the 7900 block of Flintstone CV has caught fire. Several viewers and KXAN staff have called into the newsroom saying a cloud of black smoke and flames can be seen from several miles away. Strong, gusting winds are fueling the fire through the treetops. Sirens are wailing throughout the south side of the city as more fire trucks respond to the scene in the Scenic Brook Subdivision.

KXAN viewer Harry Pierce said a home located at 7501 Calibram is now on fire (see photos in our slideshow). Pierce said the homes on the west side of Calibram is the area where fire is threatening homes.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Here is a map to the location, its hilly and surrounded by woods, only one road into the area. West North West of Austin Community Collage, Pinnacle Campus.

7900 Flintstone Cove, Austin, TX - Google Maps
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Anyone in the neighborhood have any updates? My son lives on Scenic Brook.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: 78747
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I heard they were evacuating Scenic Brook drive. I hope everyone is okay and there is no loss of life or property as Austin-Steve own quite a few of them on that street. Praying for everyone out there as its really windy right now.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Dang! Good luck to those folks down there! These wind gusts can't be helping! I was talking last night to a firefighter about the number of personnel that had been deployed to fight fires out to the west. Hope the local folks can get that one under control!
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Unobtainaville
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Be safe everyone. The radio reported that the fire is very close to a gas station, and the fire trucks are trying to protect it. The smoke looks about the same from here as it did about 30 minutes ago; not more, not less. It just seems to change in color from white smoke to brownish.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The only good thing they will have going for them is that brushfires slow down when traveling downhill....from where that house is on fire..to the north is downsloping.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin news, sports, weather, Longhorns, business | Statesman.com

http://www.statesman.com/multimedia/dynamic/00833/fire2_833221g.jpg (broken link)
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