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Army plans prescribed burn for Schofield Barracks training range next week

The Army says it will kick off a prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks training range...
The Army says it will kick off a prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks training range complex next week, conditions permitting.(Army)
Published: Apr. 15, 2022 at 4:11 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Army says it will kick off a prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks training range complex next week, conditions permitting.

The military said it’s gotten approval for the burn from state and federal agencies.

The Army said prescribed burns are a critical part of environmental management, and actually protect threatened and endangered species.

“Prescribed burns help prevent brushfire outbreaks on our training ranges, and can reduce the number of brushfires by upwards of 70% annually,” said Fire Chief Alex Temporado, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii. He added that the burn will last for about three days.

For questions, community members can call the Army’s Public Affairs office at 808-656-3158 or 808-656-3160 or email usarmy.hawaii.pao@mail.mil.

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