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The fire at JBSA-Camp Bullis is rising to more than 4,000 acres, fire officials said

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s note: KSAT previously announced this there were mandatory evacuation orders for residents north of Camp Bullis on Comal County and in the Oak Ridge and Georg Oaks neighborhoods. As of Sunday, fire evacuations were only voluntary at the time, according to Spring Branch Fire Department officials. Firefighters also told us that Spring Branch High School no longer serves as an evacuation center.

A huge fire continues to ravage the demolition area of ​​JBSA-Camp Bullis, according to officials.

The fire engulfed more than 4,000 acres, according to the San Antonio Joint Base. At 8 o’clock on Sunday morning, the fire was controlled by 40%.

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, firefighters conducted a tactical overnight shoot to remove unburned vegetation between the boundary lines and the edge of the fire in an attempt to help secure the lines.

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No casualties were reported and no buildings were damaged, JBSA officials said. Soldiers training in the area have been pushed to a safe distance.

The fire initially started around 2:30 pm on Saturday, after it caught fire on a landfill, JBSA officials said. The cause of the fire is still being clarified.

Firefighters continued to fight the blaze on Saturday night against Sunday morning.

JBSA fire services from Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland, Randolph, San Antonio Fire Department, Leon Creek and others are responding to the call, according to JBSA.

According to meteorologist Sarah Spivey, the winds are coming from the south, causing smoke from the fire to blow into Kendall County and Komal County. The area was also under the Red Flag warning during the fire, which led to a high risk of fire.

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Similar winds are expected on Sunday.

This is an evolving story and we will bring more updates as they become available.

Fire near JBSA-Camp Bullis. (KSAT)
Fire near JBSA-Camp Bullis. (KSAT)
Fire near JBSA-Camp Bullis. (KSAT)
Fire near JBSA-Camp Bullis. (KSAT)
Fire near JBSA-Camp Bullis. (KSAT)

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The fire at JBSA-Camp Bullis is rising to more than 4,000 acres, fire officials said

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