Fort Hood: Controlled burn scheduled Friday

The controlled burn is expected to produce large amounts of smoke just as this fire did in August 2016 at a Fort Hood training range. (Photo courtesy of Lori Daye Gaines/file)
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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Fort Hood plans to ignite a controlled burn Friday in a live-fire training area that could produce a large quantity of smoke.

The burn is scheduled to begin at noon in live-fire training area 80 at Dalton Mountain and will be overseen by the post’s Directorate of Public Works Natural & Cultural Resources Management Branch and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Balcones National Wildlife Refuge.

The area affected is between East Range Road and West Range Road near the northern portion of the post.

“The burn will produce large quantities of smoke due to accumulated grasses, weeds, and brush,” the post said in a press release.