Fort Hood fire officials respond to range fire
UPDATE: Chief Coleman Smith, Fort Hood Fire Department, reported at 4:25 p.m. that the fire has now burned about 700 acres and reportedly started today at approximately 2 p.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
UPDATE: Fire officials have reported at 4 p.m. that the range fire reported earlier is now under control and the West Side Strike Team is still on call.
Fort Hood emergency responders reported that approximately 200-acres of land are currently burning at the Dalton Mountain Training Range. The fire is currently moving south to the Lone Star range.
Firefighters have responded to the scene with one helicopter and crews from Fort Hood Fire Station 4. Fire officials said they believe the fire will be extinguished in the next few hours.
As a mobile precautionary matter, Fort Hood officials have called for the activation of local Central Texas Fire Departments known as the "West Side Strike Team."
The public is in no danger.
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Fort Hood, TX 76544