Camp Bullis fire 50% contained

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Firefighters are making progress in containing a massive fire at JBSA-Camp Bullis.

The wildfire is now at 50% containment after burning nearly 3,000 acres.

The fire originated at a training range Saturday afternoon and with the recent dry, windy conditions, it wasn’t long before the flames began spreading.

About 150 residents living north of Camp Bullis were under voluntary evacuation orders. Many of the residents who chose to leave the area took shelter at Spring Branch Middle School.

The voluntary orders have been lifted and residents are returning to their homes.

Crews continue working to extinguish the flames and remove dry vegetation in an effort to keep the spread from expanding. There was some rain that moved through the area Sunday night but dry, windy conditions continue.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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