FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services officials continued to monitor the Crittenberg Complex fire on Fort Hood overnight.

The fire is currently 80% contained on post and 95% off post in Flat, Texas. The fire has burned 33,175 acres.

Since the beginning of the fire response, aircrews have conducted more than 206 air drops. Rain overnight was .4 inches. Fire crews went out this morning to make an assessment of the current status of the fire.

While smoke may not be currently visible, hot spots remain. Ground fire crews are on standby to attack hotspots as they are identified.

Firefighting capabilities include airdrops by military aircraft along with Texas A&M Forest Service dozers and personnel as well as numerous firefighting organizations from surrounding counties and municipalities conducting offensive and defensive operations to suppress and contain the fires.

East and West Range Roads remain closed with only military and emergency services vehicles allowed access.

As more information becomes available, this press release will be updated on Fort Hood Press Center and the Fort Hood Facebook page.

 

36th Engineer Brigade Ground crews have worked for days cutting miles of fire breaks in an effort to contain the Fort Hood fires. (U.S. Army photo)
36th Engineer Brigade Ground crews have worked for days cutting miles of fire breaks in an effort to contain the Fort Hood fires. (U.S. Army photo)
Texas Forest Service helped fight the Fort Hood fires with heavy aircraft dropping fire retardant to slow the fire down. (U.S. Army photo)
36th Engineer Brigade Ground crews have worked for days cutting miles of fire breaks in an effort to contain the Fort Hood fires. (U.S. Army photo)
36th Engineer Brigade Ground crews have worked for days cutting miles of fire breaks in an effort to contain the Fort Hood fires. (U.S. Army photo)