FORT HOOD (Now designated Fort Cavazos), Texas – Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos), federal, state and local emergency officials continued firefighting efforts today on the Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) range conducting an additional 25 water airdrops along with cutting more fire breaks and conducting back burn operations.
Despite increased wind conditions, 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 airdrops by military aircraft along with Texas A&M Forest Service bull dozers and personnel as well as numerous firefighting organizations from surrounding counties and municipalities 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 (Now designated Fort Cavazos) Press Center and the Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) Facebook page.