Crews Battle Stubborn Wind-Whipped Wildfire

By: Randy Davis Email
By: Randy Davis Email

BELL COUNTY (April 8, 2014) Crews from departments across Bell County were battling a wind-whipped wildfire Tuesday evening off Owl Creek Park Road along the northeastern edge of Fort Hood.

A wind advisory was in effect for the area at the time the fire started late Tuesday afternoon and gusts as high as 40 miles per hour were possible.

The rugged terrain was making it difficult for the firefighters to reach the blaze.

Wind-blown embers were causing small fires to break out in the area of the main fire.

Fire officials plan to try to bulldoze a path that would allow crews to reach the center of the fire, which has evidently spread over at least 20 acres.

The cause hasn't been determined, but lingering embers may have caused the controlled-burn of a brush pile Monday to reignite, a firefighter said.

Firefighters from Moffat, Holland, Temple, Morgan’s Point and Troy were among those helping battle the blaze.

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