Several acres burned at Camp Lost Pines

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Monday evening, Feb. 25, the La Grange and Winchester volunteer fire departments along with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Camp Lost Pines in the Warda area for a fire.

Extremely strong winds fueled the fire into the pine-wooded area and several small cabin structures at the camp were destroyed. The Texas Forest Service was also dispatched and two dozers were utilized to contain the fire. Several acres were burned. The cause was determined to be an old brush pile burned on Saturday, Feb. 23 which rekindled due to the strong winds.

Also assisting were Fayette County EMS, Fayette County Precinct 1 Constable Billy Roensch, Fayette County Commissioner Jason McBroom and Fayette County Emergency Management Coordinator Janet Carrigan.

Camp Lost Pines is a 40-acre facility owned and operated by The Church of God of Prophecy and used year-round by Christian groups for youth camps, retreats and special academic programs.