Fort Carson Begins Prescribed Burning Thursday


Smoke may be seen on Fort Carson and the Pinon Canyon maneuver site over the coming days and months.

Beginning Thursday, Fort Carson Fire and Emergency services will set prescribed burns ranging in size from 100 acres to 4,000 acres. The goal is to reduce vegetation that could fuel future wildfires.

The burns will last through the end of the year.

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  • by UGH on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:58 AM
    Those of us with Asthma really hate when they do these burns. Guess I'll be getting the nebulizer back out for me and my kids.
  • by Barry Location: Colorado Springs on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:28 AM
    The Army would do better to cut the plains grass as burning will stimulate grow. Mowing will reduce the burn material. The Army must accept the wild fire facts, and the damage that might occur from such a burn.
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