A prescribed burn on Fort Ord today was curtailed after less than two hours.
An Army information line said the burn in Burn Unit 14 started at 9:45 a.m.
A compliance officer with the Monterey Bay Regional Air Pollution Control District said the Army decided to shut the burn down about 11:15 a.m. "It is now in suppression mode," said Teresa Sewell of the air district.
There were unconfirmed reports that a shift in wind direction prompted the move to tamp down the burn.
The fires are used to clear brush in areas on the former base where there may be unexploded ordnance.
Sewell said the air district hadn't received any complaints about this morning's burn.