Fire crews are currently assessing the fire and any personnel currently in training at Camp Bullis have been evacuated from the area, fire officials say.
SAN ANTONIO — An active brush fire burning at Camp Bullis sparks evacuations at the Oak Ridge and Georg Oaks neighborhoods, according to the Chief of the Bexar Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department.
Residents who lived north of Camp Bullis were asked to evacuate as a precaution and were asked to go to Spring Branch Middle School in Comal County if needed, fire officials say.
Crews from multiple departments, including Leon Springs, are currently responding to the large brush fire, according to their Facebook page. The past added Leon Springs residents “should be spared from the heavy smoke” with winds coming from the south.
The Texas A&M Forest Service said at 9:17 p.m. Saturday that the fire is estimated to be more than 1,500 acres in size and 25% contained.
Update: the #TrainingArea23Fire in Bexar County is an estimated 1,543 acres and 25% contained. Aviation made several beneficial drops on the fire to assist ground crews. Fire resources will work overnight and aircraft will be back on the fire first thing in the morning. #txfire pic.twitter.com/NHjYy101K2
— Incident Information – Texas A&M Forest Service (@AllHazardsTFS) April 10, 2022
Joint Base San Antonio’s Fire Departments from Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and Randolph are also assisting with the fire located in the demo training range area of Camp Bullis, JBSA officials says.
According to JBSA, additional assistance has been requested from Shavano Park and Bulverde fire departments as crews locate the head of the fire, its size and direction.
Smoke from the fire could be seen on satellite around 3:45 p.m.
Officials say Saturday night the fire was burning only within JBSA-Camp Bullis area and fire crews are continuing to work overnight to contain the fire.
Camp Bullis is a military training facility in San Antonio located on the far north side. JBSA-Camp Bullis contains more than 27,000 acres of ranges, training areas and wildlands, according to JBSA.
This is a developing story.