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Residents asked to avoid area creek after fuel spill on Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, TX (KXXV) - Fort Hood officials say that a faulty overflow valve on a fuel pipeline caused a spill of JP8 fuel Thursday morning on West Fort Hood near the flight line of Robert Gray Army Airfield.

The spill occurred about 7 a.m. near Bldg. 90057 on West Fort Hood. Fort Hood emergency services personnel, Directorate of Emergency Services Hazardous Material teams, and Fort Hoods Directorate of Public Works spill response teams arrived on the scene and were able to contain the spill.

Some fuel did make it into Reese Creek and DPW spill response crews are working to contain it.

Bell County residents near Mountain Ville Estates should avoid and keep livestock from drinking and going in Reese Creek until officials have certified the water is safe. Officials have been notified and are responding to the scene.

The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office warns that the smell of JP8 can travel very long distances. If residents smell this in their area, it does not mean there is a high concentration. JP8 fumes dissipate quickly and pose no danger to the public.
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