FORT HOOD, Texas– Firefighters are working to contain the fire which is currently estimated to exceed 250 acres and is 50 percent contained.
The Texas A&M Forest Service was on-site and provided support for aerial reconnaissance and four fixed-wing aircraft that completed eight drops of fire retardant.
The Fort Hood Fire Department has identified a 60-acre second fire in the vicinity of Clabber Creek Multi Use Range and are utilizing the second CH-47 to conduct air drops, that fire is also 50 percent contained.
The Directorate of Emergency Services, Directorate of Public Works and units will continue with air drops on hot spots, blading operations, and ground attacks until sunset. After sunset, DES officials will place brush-truck crews to monitor the fire activity overnight.
More information will be released on www.FortHoodPressCenter.com as it becomes available.