Aransas Pass PD Captain Jones is asking for help in notifying the department if you see a fire in an offsite area where fire officials are actively working.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Due to the large brush fire between Aransas Pass and Rockport, there has been an increase in reports of business and residential power outages due to burning utility poles.
3NEWS spoke with Aransas Pass Police Department Administrative Captain Aaron Jones, who said at the time of the interview, the fire was 50% contained.
“The Texas Forest Service just arrived with their dozers and they’re going to be working to cut fire lines for us to protect some of the structures that may still be at risk,” Jones explained, “but for the most part we” have taken the outside of the fire and we are working from the outside.”
There was a slight injury to a citizen who refused to evacuate. Jones is asking for the public’s help in alerting the department if you see a fire in a location outside of where they are actively working.
“The main thing is to avoid areas. If you see any areas where an active fire truck isn’t working, make sure you call us,” Jones said. “With the strong winds today, the fire has spread to many different locations and we’ve had some reports of fires that are outside of our primary area of focus.”
Reports can be made to the Aransas Pass Police Department by calling 361-758-5224.
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