- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 28, 2011

DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS (AP) - An assistant fire chief in Texas says a wildfire has destroyed part of the set for the 2003 film “The Alamo” and charred at least 150 acres near Austin.

Lake Travis Assistant Fire Chief John Durham says the fire broke out about 6:30 p.m. He says lightning is believed to have struck the film set near Hamilton Pool Park, about 24 miles west of downtown Austin.

Fire crews were focusing on containing the fire that spread to the nearby brush and Reimers Ranch Park, which has been evacuated.

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