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Texas Wildfire No Longer Growing, Some Evacuations Lifted

A wildfire burns out of control at Bastrop State Park on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, in Bastrop, Texas. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
A wildfire burns out of control at Bastrop State Park on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, in Bastrop, Texas. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
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(AP) -- A wildfire in a central Texas state park is no longer growing and no injuries were reported after the blaze, suspected to have been caused by a prescribed burn, charred 1.2 square miles (3.2 square kilometers) in the city of Bastrop, officials said Wednesday.

Texas A&M Forest Service spokesperson Kari Hines said no homes have been reported destroyed and some families were allowed to return home after an evacuation order was partially lifted. She said warmer conditions with lower winds and higher humidity expected Wednesday will help firefighters fully extinguish the fire.