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Army plans to burn 90 acres of brush at Schofield Barracks

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 10:16 a.m. HST, Nov 09, 2012



The Army plans to burn 90 acres at a Schofield Barracks live-fire range this weekend to reduce the risk of fire accidentally breaking out there in the future. 

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii officials say the prescribed burn will eliminate fire-prone vegetation. 

The burn is scheduled for Saturday but won't go ahead unless required wind conditions, temperatures and fuel moisture conditions are met.

The Army set Nov. 17 as an alternate date for the burn. 

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii said in a statement this week that the state Department of Health's Clean Air Branch approved the burn plan. The Army has also notified the Honolulu Fire Department and the state's Division of Forestry.







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franiesa01 wrote:
So, the brush is invasive and has to be eliminated? And no native Hawaiian brush will be destroyed? Why can't the Army harvest the brush and convert it into biofuel. Probably because it takes too long, too expensive and not convenient for the Army. Who will be affected by the smoke? I don't want the smoke in my lungs. Do you want it in yours? Of course the Hawaii State Government goes along with it. I wonder how many smokers work for Hawaii's Clean Air Branch?
on November 9,2012 | 10:54AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
You're all over the place, lol. Best to contact Division of forestry if you're seriously interested. If you don't live near Schofield, I doubt if you'll get smoke in your lungs. I live in town, and I'm definitely not worried about that smoke getting in my lungs.
on November 9,2012 | 11:52AM
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