FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services Reports that the Cold Springs Fire burned about 100 acres and is 90% contained.

The Leader Reaction Course fire burned about 800 acres and is about 60%contained.

There is no immediate threat to buildings or personnel on the installation at this time.

The DES and US Fish and Wildlife are currently conducting back burn operations at Leadership Reaction Course [LRC] Fire to achieve 100% containment and reduce fuel loads around the infrastructure in the area. South range Road is open at this time, however, back burn operations in the vicinity of South Range Road may produce heavier amounts of smoke that may obscure visibility based on wind conditions.  Military police patrols are on standby to close South Range Road if conditions warrant.

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5:46 p.m., March 24, 2022

Road closure due to large amounts of smoke

FORT HOOD, Texas — The Directorate of Emergency Services has temporarily closed South Range Road on Fort Hood from 53rd Street to Murphy Road due to large amounts of smoke being generated from fires burning on small-arm ranges in the southern training areas.

There is no immediate threat to buildings or personnel on the installation at this time.

Fort Hood officials ask drivers to be aware of this road closure and take extra time and caution when driving through the smoky areas.