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Second victim identified in Bastrop wildfire

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A second victim was identified in the Bastrop wildfire.

Officials identified 58-year-old Vickie Fay Keenan as one of the two victims in the Bastrop County Complex fire.

Keenan was found at 253 Ponderosa Loop, near Paige.

Earlier this week, officials identified 48-year-old City of Austin employee Michael Troy Farr as another victim in the mega blaze.

Farr’s body was located at his residence at 103 Hudson Drive, near Smithville.

The fire has destroyed close to 1,400 homes and burned nearly 35,000 acres.

At this time, crews have the blaze nearly 40 percent contained.

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