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by Sarah J.F. Braley | September 07, 2011

Some of the Texas wildfires have encroached on northwest Austin, near the Lake Austin Spa Resort. A spokesperson for the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau said the resort itself has not been affected, and officials were able to open a nearby residential complex to residents yesterday at noon. Fires still are burning in Bastrop, east of the city, but they are not encroaching on Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and operations still are normal there. The fires are close to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, but its spokesperson said the air quality is fine and the wind is taking the fires in the opposite direction.