Severe wild fire near Austin, Texas

A roaring wildfire fanned by remaining winds from Tropical Storm Lee has destroyed nearly 1,000 homes and burned more than 116 square kilometres. At least 5,000 people were evacuated on Monday from their homes in Bastrop County east of Austin. Two people have died.

Travellers to this area should be aware that essential services may be disrupted and travelling through this part of Texas may be difficult.

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