2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 10:11:57 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Ford Ord (CA) prescribed burn
Army to burn Fort Ord lands again today
Breeze puts a stop to munitions clearance Tuesday

by Sunita Vijayan
Salinas Californian
October 7, 2009

The U.S. Army may pick up today where it left off Tuesday morning after unexpected shifting winds halted controlled burns on former Fort Ord lands.

The Army is burning off brush that is helping to conceal old munitions from the fort's days as a military training base. Tuesday's fire lasted about an hour and a half before Army officials called it off at 11:15 a.m.

"There's too much of an offshore breeze pushing the [smoke] column toward Monterey," said Lyle Shurtleff, an environmental scientist and manager of the military-munitions response program at Fort Ord. "The weather folks say we may have another burn window" today.

The U.S. Army Fort Ord Base Realignment and Closure Office said Monday it planned to burn two areas, one of 257 acres and the other of 196 acres, near Eucalyptus and Orion roads, about two miles east of Seaside.


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