1,500-acre wildfire burning on Fort Hood, 85 percent contained

Crews attempted to fight fires at Fort Hood from the air Sunday, but were forced to stop due to windy conditions. (Photo courtesy: Diana Hewitt via KCEN-TV)

FORT HOOD, Texas (KXAN) –  A fire that has burned more than 1,500 acres of a multiuse range on Fort Hood is now 85 percent contained, according to officials on Fort Hood.

The fire is burning in the middle of a firing range on post. No people or structures are in danger, officials said.

Fire crews were called to the Browns Creek Multi Purpose range at about 8:20 a.m. Sunday. The range takes up about 350 square miles.

Several Black Hawk helicopters were used Monday to drop water on the flames.

Due to the fire’s location, firefighters were unable to fight it from the ground Sunday. However, they built breaks at the edge of the range.

Crews attempted to attack the fire from the air Sunday, but had to stop due to windy conditions.

Fire burned more than 1,000 acres on post last week.

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