Area officials said only one injury and three small fires were reported during the July 4 celebrations.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens said they are investigating an incident on Lake McQueeney in which a 15-year-old was injured while operating a jet ski on Thursday.

Game Warden Brian Scott said the injury happened when a 15-year-old from California lost control of the watercraft and fell off, and breaking a femur.

The juvenile was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment, Scott said.

The game wardens spent the day on the lakes doing water safety checks, making sure those out enjoying the water, were doing so safely, Scott said.

Later that night, Guadalupe County Emergency Management Coordinator and Fire Marshal Patrick Pinder said county firefighters were called to three small fires that were quickly contained.

“We had a small brush fire in York Creek and I believe they were the only department to respond to it,” Pinder said. “A property owner accidentally caught their own round bail of hay on fire with fireworks. And a call for a trash can that caught on fire after someone threw their their fireworks into the trash can.”

No injuries were reported in the unincorporated areas of the county, Pinder said.

Pinder said their office received fewer calls for fireworks violations and believes it is due to the information disseminated to area residents.

“With all of the warnings and information fireworks vendors, the fire marshal’s office and the fire departments has been putting out, it seems the citizens of the county were cautious about their use of fireworks and it resulted in the minimal calls for firework violations,” he said.


Felicia Frazar is the managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail her at

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