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SMITHVILLE (AP) – A Central Texas state park has reopened following a wildfire that burned 7 square miles before being fully contained over the rainy weekend.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department says Buescher State Park in Bastrop County was open Tuesday but trails were closed due to wildfire damage.
Investigators believe the wildfire near Smithville, about 40 miles southeast of Austin, started Oct. 13 when farm equipment accidentally ignited grass. The wildfire burned nearly 70 homes.
No lives were lost.
Buescher State Park was closed shortly after the fire broke out.
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