Officials in Central Texas report "more than 600 structures" have been destroyed in a series of natural cover fires within a 50-mile radius of Austin Texas.
As of late Tuesday afternoon- 2 fatalities have been reported by KVUE-TV and other media outlets in Austin.
There have been at least a dozen injuries- mostly firefighters.
A visible zoomed-in weather satellite image courtesy of NASA and taken just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon shows considerable less visible smoke than images shown here on CSW Monday afternoon.
However- officials say the biggest blaze- the Bastrop Wildfire- is zero-percent contained as of noon today- according to the AUSTIN (TX) AMERICAN-STATESMAN.
The Steiner Ranch and Pedernales Bend Wildfires west of Austin are said to be mostly contained- and fire crews are making progress on the Leander or "Moonglow" Wildfire to the north.
A new natural cover fire was reported in the past hour in Northwest Austin and that fire was threatening structures- according to KXAN-TV in Austin.