Camp Bullis wildfire
Credit: Courtesy Kevin Butts, Red Wing Aerial Photography
A large wildfire broke out on land in the western part of Camp Bullis north of San Antonio on Wednesday afternoon, raising concerns that nearby homes could be threatened as flames continued to spread.
Firefighters had knocked down most of the flames by 7 p.m. Wednesday after planes dropped flame retardant and water buckets on the biggest trouble spots and white smoke began to replace the black plumes.
The fire had started around 3 p.m. on land east of Ralph Fair Road near Dietz Elkhorn Road. That's near the Fair Oaks Ranch subdivision and the Fair Oaks Country Club.
Authorities said several roads in the area were closed to the public to keep people safe. Ralph Fair Road was closed beginning at Pimlico Lane. Dietz Elkhorn Road was also closed, along with Fair Oaks Parkway.
Fire officials said about 110 to 120 acres had been burned by about 6 p.m.
About 4,500 customers in the area were without power at one point, and officials were asking others who did have power to conserve it.
Dry, hot winds have been driving wildfires in the San Antonio area since the weekend.