Fort Hood range fires now 90 percent contained

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The Fort Hood range fires are now 90 percent contained, according to Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Chief Sergio Campos.

Two areas will remain closed until further notice – West Range Road, on the western portion of the training area, and Triple A Road, in the northern training area.

Also, two UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and crews from Fort Riley, Kansas, have joined the Fort Hood crews in their firefighting efforts.

Fort Hood fire personnel, along with supporting military units, will continue firefighting operations to suppress and contain the Fort Hood range fires over the weekend. Operations for July 27 included air-water drops on hot spots and bulldozer support to cut and widen fire breaks in an effort to further contain the fire.

The Fort Hood Press Center reports the fire currently poses no immediate risk of leaving the installation boundary, nor does it pose an immediate threat to life or property.

For more information, you can view our previous story here.

Source: Fort Hood Press Center

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