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Large grass fire reported close to Fredericksburg

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FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (KXAN) — Multiple crews are working a “large, grass fire” Monday near Fredericksburg, the Gillespie County Communications Center wrote on Facebook.

The center said Ranch Road 1631 is closed near Klaerner Road due to the fire. That area is about four miles east of downtown Fredericksburg.

The communications center said multiple fire departments are at the scene.

The Texas A&M Forest Service said it has responded to 80 wildfires that have burned 8,521 acres over the past seven days. Forty-one of those wildfires occurred since Friday.

This developing story will be updated with more information.

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