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Media Re lea se

25th Infantry Division (Light) & U.S. Army, Hawaii

Public Affairs Office

For Immediate Release

Release number: 2003-07-12
July17, 2003

Makua Range Controlled Burn Planned

Army safety and fire specialists will carry out an 800-900 acre controlled burn in the
Makua Valley range complex training area from 22 to 25 July.
Depending on the weather, burning may begin as early as Tuesday the 22 of July and may
last until the 25th of July. Hours of actual burning will be from approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
These fires are part of the U.S. Army Hawaii’s overall plan to manage range training
areas, conduct an unexploded ordinance clearance and to conduct an archeological survey.
Coordination has been made between the U.S. Army, Federal Fire Department, City and
County of Honolulu Fire Department and the State Division of Forestry and Wildlife to ensure
that the fire is controlled and all safety measures are in place prior to the start of burn operations.
Fires will not be allowed to spread outside the designated burn area and backfires will control the


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