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Update: Fire On McGregor Range Grows

Fort Bliss Firefighters, U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management personnel are monitoring a fire that began Monday during a live fire training exercise, according to Fort Bliss officials.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the fire has burned about 1,500 acres within an impact area on Fort Bliss’ Dona Ana Range, which is part of McGregor Range. Forces from the Fort Bliss and White Sands Fire Departments and the Bureau of Land Management continue to attack the fire.

BLM resources include four Interagency Hot Shot Crews, five air tankers, and helicopter support. BLM is activating a Type 3 Incident Management today and will take over as Incident Command for this fire. Fort Bliss personnel and equipment will continue to support the firefighting effort and participate as a part of the Unified Command structure.

Impact areas on Fort Bliss are areas where unexploded ordnance is known to exist.

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