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Three fires on Fort Hood caused by live fire training

Tyler Broadway with Fort Hood Public Affairs said the public may have seen smoke that came from the Jack Mountain fire.
Credit: KCEN

FORT HOOD, Texas — Update:

Directorate of Emergency Services fire personnel estimate that they have contained 60% of the three Fort Hood range fires, according to Fort Hood officials. Fort Hood's Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security's
Range Control Operations have temporarily paused on all Fort Hood
ranges due to aerial firefighting efforts.

Firefighters, along with supporting military units will continue to contain the Fort Hood range fires, which are believed to have been started by live-fire training, according to Fort Hood officials.

Three total fires took place on training ranges Tuesday on Fort Hood. One was at Brown Creek, 12 acres, Clabber Creek, 2 acres, and lastly, Jack Mountain, 50 acres, according to Tyler Broadway with Fort Hood Public Affairs.

Broadway said the public may have seen smoke that came from the Jack Mountain fire.

No structures were threatened, the post boundary was not threatened and no mutual aid was needed. The lack of humidity, high temperatures and north wind made the fires worse, according to Broadway.

All of the fires were caused by live fire training, according to Broadway. 

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