FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood, federal, state and local emergency officials continued firefighting efforts today on the Fort Hood range conducting more than 63 water airdrops along with cutting more fire breaks and conducting back burn operations.

These operations have effectively held the fire to its current 33,175 acres burned. The on-post fire is 55% contained. The off-post Flat, Texas, fire is 50% contained.

Firefighting capabilities include water airdrops by Texas National Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas A&M Forest Service aircraft along with military and Texas A&M Forest Service bull dozers and personnel 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.