Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fort Ord: Prescribed burn sucessful - 170+ acres

A helicopter uses a helitorch to ignite vegetation  (VERN FISHER/The Herald)
U.S. Army conducted a prescribed burn at Fort Ord on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The fires burned more than 170 acres west of Barloy Canyon Road. The Army prescribed burns have concluded. Prescribed burns clear vegetation, making it easier to remove unexploded ordnance.

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