Fort Hood grass fires create hazy conditions over Central Texas

Fort Hood grass fires create hazy conditions over Central Texas

Credit: Tina Shively / KVUE

Fort Hood grass fires create hazy conditions over Central Texas

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:08 AM

AUSTIN, Texas -- Smoke has entered the skies over Travis and Williamson Counties, but there's no fire burning nearby.

Austin Fire officials tell KVUE that the smoke is coming from grass fires in the Fort Hood area. KVUE Meteorologist Albert Ramon says north winds are allowing for the smoke to blow into the Austin area.

According to our exclusive partners at the Austin American-Statesman, two large fires have been burning there since Tuesday. The Statesman reports that one of them reached 200 acres.

The fires are 65 percent contained, the Statesman reports.

The smoke is mixing with dust kicked up by a cool front moving through Texas. It could create hazy conditions over Houston later in the afternoon Wednesday.

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