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: North Texas Woman Whose Unborn Child Could Not Be Saved Shares Personal Abortion Story
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: Texas Secretary Of State's Office So Far Not Releasing Details Behind 2020 Election Forensic Audit Plan
No lives were lost.
Buescher State Park was closed shortly after the fire broke out.MORE NEWS: Armed Woman Dies Following Allen Police Officer-Involved Shooting In Wendy's Parking
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