CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Aransas Pass Fire Department is battling a brush fire that broke out around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
Aransas Pass Police Department said that the fire is burning near Myrtle Avenue near Lamont Road and Maddox Avenue and is moving westbound towards Business 35.
The fire is currently burning through 80 acres and the fire is about 85% contained.
Assistance is being provided from fire departments in Refugio and Kingsville. Several firefighters are also receiving medical attention due to the extreme heat.
Officials ask that residents in several areas in Aransas Pass to evacuate, including:
- Getaway RV Park
- Aransas Bay RV Resort
- Gaslight Village
- Both sides of Ireland Avenue between 9th and 13th Street
Officials said that the the Aransas Pass Civic Center is being used as a shelter for evacuated residents.
Aransas Pass Police Department posted this video on their Facebook page showing a air tanker dumping flame retardant on the fire.