By K.S. LattimerPosted September 14, 2018 07:02:17A fire that burned more than 1,200 acres and left more than 500 homes without power on Sunday in north Texas has been extinguished.
The fire broke out at about 9:30 p.m. on a ridge overlooking Lake Oahe in Lake Shasta County, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of San Antonio.
The blaze was put out after firefighters were able to contain the fire for about a day.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
A large amount of debris was left behind in the area where the fire broke, and it’s unclear how much damage the blaze caused, said Lt.
Bob Stokes, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The fire burned for nearly four hours.
The lake has a temperature of around 75 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius), and water can get very hot at times.
The area near the lake was mostly dry, with a few spots that were covered in grass.
The area is surrounded by a perimeter fence and is well-maintained.
The National Weather Service said it was expected to see heavy rain and wind on Monday.