Firefighters at Fort Hood have contained wildfires that began two weeks in the central Texas post’s training range areas, allowing officials on Tuesday to end a suspension of live-fire gunnery exercises. At one point, the fires covered about 8,500 acres; it was unclear how many acres still were burning, reported Stars and Stripes. Installation officials reported that a new fire broke out Tuesday, but said it posed no immediate danger to personnel or structures, reported the Killeen Daily Herald. … Lawmakers and other officials last week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for an $8 million indoor firing range at Youngstown Air Reserve Station in northeast Ohio. One of the selling points in securing DOD funding for the project is the base will make it available to local law enforcement agencies, Sen. Rob Portman (R) told the crowd. A large door will allow police to bring a patrol car onto the range for additional training, reported WFMJ.
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