No fire on Mustang Island
By Dan Parker
The strong smell of smoke that blew into Port Aransas with a norther this morning (Friday, Oct. 2), is believed likely to be coming from a fire in Aransas County, a city official said.
“There was a controlled burn in Aransas County yesterday that got out of control, and they fought the fire for 10 or 11 hours,” said Port Aransas City Manager Michael Kovacs. “Aransas County is checking now to see if that fire is reignited. But we see (no fire) on the island right now, though we’ve got people out checking.”
Port Aransas Fire Chief Scott Mack said he was confident nothing was burning on Mustang Island. He said the smoke could be coming from mainland Aransas County or San Jose Island. It seemed to be clearing up quickly, he said.
The exact location of the controlled burn in Aransas County was not immediately known.
(Watch this the South Jetty’s Web site for updates.)