Wildfire Forces Evacuations At Fort Hood

Wildfire Forces Evacuations At Fort Hood

24 February 2007

published by www.kwtx.com

Texas, USA — A wind-whipped wildfire that started around 1:30 p.m. Saturdaysouth of the Clear Creek Main Exchange on Fort Hood led to some evacuations.

The post said the exchange commissary and some military housing in the areawere evacuated as a precaution.

There was no immediate word on the number of people evacuated from the areaof the fire.

Firefighters from Fort Hood, Killeen and Copperas Cove are helping battle theflames.

Killeen’s firefighting force was already stretched thin by a grassfire thatspread over a 15-block area, forcing the evacuation of about 100 residentsearlier in the afternoon.

Residents were asked to avoid US Highway 190 south of the Fort Hood Main Gate.

The National Weather Service earlier issued a Red Flag Warning inanticipation of strong winds with gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

Grassfires were burning Saturday throughout much of Central Texas and therewere numerous reports of downed or arcing power lines.

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