Grassfire on Ft. Hood Training Range

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Fort Hood Fire & Emergency services is warning people they will see smoke from the training range today.

In a Facebook post, the department said a wildfire started Tuesday on the range, sending a massive plume of smoke into the sky. 

When firefighters investigated, they found the source and decided to let it burn out because of its location.

Crews will be on the fire line today, to make sure the flames don’t threaten any homes or buildings.  With a high of 105 expected and a low humidity, the department says people driving around the area should continue to see smoke most of the day.

The Directorate of Emergency Services on post says the fire was first reported near Fort Hood’s Cowhouse Machine Gun Range on the inside perimeter of the impact area about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Fire crews remained in the area to observe the blaze through the night but did not enter the area because of the danger of entering the impact zone.

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