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| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Prescribed Burn — Army fire, safety and environment specialists, in coordination with the Federal Fire Department, will conduct a prescribed burn of 800 acres, at Schofield Barracks live fire range and impact area, June 29. The prescribed fire will reduce overall fire danger in the area by eliminating fire-prone vegetation, according to officials of the U.S. Army Wildland Fire Program, the supervising agency. Contingency dates of July 5-6 have been established if rainfall and unfavorable weather two days prior to the target burn-date occurs. Residents should not be alarmed if they see or smell smoke.

 

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Temporary Schofield VCC — Due to upcoming construction on Lyman Gate, the Schofield Barracks Visitor Control Center, or VCC, will be relocated to Kawamura Gate on Wheeler Army Airfield, as of 5 a.m., June 30. Construction begins July 5 and will last about six-eight weeks. Drivers should anticipate a change in traffic patterns on the installation and allow for extra time in their commute. Call the Directorate of Emergency Services at 656-0247 or visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/ des/default.htm.

 

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