FORT HOOD, Texas — The Fort Hood Fire Department continues to work toward containing the Wildland Management Area fire which is currently estimated at 250 acres and is now 90 percent contained.
Firefighters also engaged an 80-acre second fire in the vicinity of Clabber Creek Multi-Use Range and that fire is also now 90 percent contained.
In addition to these two fires, the fire department responded to a third fire near Blackwell Mountain on the Fort Hood firing ranges. That wildfire is estimated at approximately 60 acres and is now 60 percent contained.
Firefighters will continue to utilize aerial suppression from CH-47 and UH-60 helicopters to drop water on hot spots and dozers for ground attack operations as needed.
Mutual aid from area communities and the Texas A&M Forest Service were not requested during the current operational period. Texas A&M Forest Service personnel remain on standby if needed.
More information will be released on www.FortHoodPressCenter.com as it becomes available.