Fort Hood fires nearly out, burned more than 1,000 acres


FORT HOOD, Texas (AP/KXAN) — Grass fires at Fort Hood have burned more than 1,000 acres on two ranges but officials say the blazes are nearly out.

Fort Hood spokesman Tyler Broadway said Wednesday that the fires have pretty much burned themselves out.

A fire at the Blackwell Multi-use Range burned about 600 acres and was 90 percent contained. A second fire on the Lone Star Range scorched nearly 500 acres, but was also 90 percent contained.

Officials said the flames were not threatening any homes or structures and that no injuries had been reported.

Crews did not immediately fight the fire when it broke out Monday because the blaze was burning through an area with explosives.

Fort Hood is about 70 miles north of Austin.

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