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Wildfire spreads over 8,000 acres of rough Central Texas terrain

Firefighters from around Central Texas were battling a wildfire Monday in western San Saba County that spread over 8,000 acres of rough and rocky terrain in less than 24 hours. (San Saba Co. Sheriff's Office photo)
Firefighters from around Central Texas were battling a wildfire Monday in western San Saba County that spread over 8,000 acres of rough and rocky terrain in less than 24 hours. (San Saba Co. Sheriff's Office photo)(KWTX)
Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 4:48 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2020 at 7:13 PM CDT
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SAN SABA COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) - Firefighters from around Central Texas were battling a wildfire Monday in western San Saba County that spread over 8,000 acres of rough and rocky terrain in less than 24 hours.

The Mays wildfire, which broke out at around 5:40 p.m. Sunday about 15 miles east of Brady near the San Saba-McCulloch county line was about 20% contained late Monday afternoon, an update on the National Wildfire Coordinating Group website said.

The fire is threatening multiple structures, the update said.

Ground crews were working Monday to establish a fire line around the blaze, working in coordination with aviation resources, the update said.

A temporary flight restriction is in place over the area of the fire to ensure a safe operating environment for firefighting air crews.

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