Firefighters Are Making Progress Putting Out Two Fort Hood Fires
One fire is out on Fort Hood, the other is 90 percent contained this afternoon. That is the word from the III Corps Public Affairs Office. The fires began Tuesday afternoon out on the Fort Hood training range.
The first fire started in a remote NE part of the range and it is currently 100 percent contained. Aviation assets were used to put this fire out.
The second fire began at 3:30 p.m. March 18 on the western part of the Fort Hood training area. It covered some 200 acres near FM 116 and Elija Road. More than 45 firemen from Fort Hood and surrounding communities responded to this fire. As of noon this afternoon, that fire is 90 percent contained.
Fire officials remain on the scene of the second fire. The on-scene commander cautions that due to dry conditions and high winds in the area, flare ups with the second fire are possible.