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Fire crews monitoring brush fire on Fort Hood

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FORT HOOD - UPDATE: If weather permits, firefighters will burn the areas surrounding a large grass fire on Fort Hood Tuesday morning, to prevent it from spreading.

Firefighters are monitoring the 500 acre grass fire on Fort Hood in the Blackwell multi-use range area. There are also several smaller fire surrounding the blaze.

Fire crews from Fort Hood and the Bell County Strike Team are working to contain the area, but they are optimistic about keeping the fire under control.

"We don't anticipate this fire getting off the training ranges at this time. And we're taking steps to prevent it from doing so," said Billy Rhoads, Ft. Hood Fire Chief.

Crews are also standing by for possible air drops on the flames.



Fire crews are monitoring a large brush fire that started on Fort Hood Monday afternoon.

Fort Hood officials say the fire was started by training exercises about 1:30 p.m. Monday. They estimate the fire now covers about 500 acres in the Blackwell multi-use range area.

Fort Hood firefighters and the Bell County Strike Team are prepared to work the fire as officials survey the scene. Officials say it may be a matter of containing the fire rather than going where it is burning, because it is in an ordinance impact area.

Aviation assets are standing by for possible air drops on the flames, but they have not yet be deployed.
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