Ft Hood closes 2 roads because of smoke

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Fort Hood’s Directorate of Emergency Services has closed two roads through the post’s training area due to heavy smoke from fires.

West Range Road, on the western portion of the training area, and Triple A Road, in the northern training area, have been closed until further notice.

The Fort Hood Fire Department continues to battle four fires in the installation’s training range areas, where approximately 6,500 acres have been affected over the past four days. An overnight shift in the wind forced the two road closures this morning.

The Fort Hood Fire Department continues to monitor the situation and conduct offensive and defensive efforts to suppress and contain the fires.

Due to ongoing firefighting efforts on the Fort Hood range, Fort Hood officials have suspended live-fire gunnery exercises for all munitions until further notice.

This training pause enables maximum flexibility to safely conduct ongoing air and ground firefighting operations.

Currently, the fire poses no immediate risk of leaving the installation boundary, nor does it pose an immediate threat to life or property.

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