Cedar Park fire 60% contained, but residents urged to remain vigilant

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Cedar Park Fire
Cedar Park Fire

Firefighters continued to make progress on the Cedar Park fire on Wednesday, August 8, 2023. The fire is now 60% contained, and no new evacuations have been ordered.

The fire has burned 5,600 acres and destroyed 15 homes. However, no injuries have been reported.

The fire is still active, but firefighters are confident that they will be able to contain it soon. They are working to extinguish hot spots and secure the perimeter of the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. However, it is believed that the fire was started by a lightning strike.

The Cedar Park fire is one of several wildfires that have been burning in Texas in recent weeks. The hot, dry weather and high winds have created ideal conditions for wildfires to spread.

The Texas Forest Service has issued a burn ban for much of the state. This means that all outdoor burning is prohibited.

Residents are urged to be careful with anything that could start a fire, such as campfires, grills, and fireworks.

The Cedar Park fire is a reminder of the importance of fire safety. Residents should have a plan in place in case of a wildfire, and they should be prepared to evacuate their homes if necessary.

Here are some tips for fire safety:

  • Have a fire escape plan in place for your home, and make sure everyone in your family knows it.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in your home and know how to use it.
  • Clear brush and debris from around your home to create a firebreak.
  • Don’t leave campfires unattended.
  • Be careful with fireworks.
  • Report any suspicious activity to the fire department.

By following these tips, you can help to prevent wildfires and keep your family safe.

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