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.READ MORE: Truck Loses Control, Slams Into Royse City Police Officer Michael Baley While Helping Stranded Motorist
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.READ MORE: Customs Officers Seize Narcotics At Texas-Mexico Border Worth $1.8M+ Hidden In Tires, Ice Chests
No lives were lost.
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