Fire at area aerospace facility prompts road closures, evacuations

BRIGGS, Texas (KWTX) Firefly Aerospace reported a fire on a test stand which resulted in road closures and evacuations Wednesday night in Burnet County, according to the CBS affiliate in Austin, which also reported the test stand and rocket were both intact.

Firefly Aerospace reported a fire on a test stand which resulted in road closures and evacuations Wednesday night in Burnet County. (CNN VAN photo)

Earlier in the evening, the Burnet County Sheriff's Office reported a possible explosion at the facility near Hwy. 183 in Briggs.

That's about 20 miles southeast of Lampasas.

Traffic on Hwy. 183 and nearby county roads was shut down.

There was also an evacuation in place within a mile radius of the facility.

There are no reports of injuries or a cause.