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Old 04-21-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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Is there a source that says it was a controlled burn? Or did I miss that in the reference?
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:05 PM
 
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I think controlled burns are good. But if there is a moderate drought, like the drought maps online say, as well as very high winds, not such a good idea. That's the problem now days. Think how many natural fires used to happen like let's say in the 1700-1800's. Now we don't have that and grass that gets overgrown and dead. But there needs to be some thought before practicing their artillery, target practice, and controlled burns with red flag warning days, especially since we are in a moderate drought. I just want some good years with above average rain consistently, especially in the Spring. Please no more dry spells, I hope we are in the end of this cycle.
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:43 AM
 
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Is there a source that says it was a controlled burn? Or did I miss that in the reference?
That's what the news reported. It was scrolling across my TV screen that day. I am guessing that is what the first poster on this topic saw as well.

This might be it - not sure - Controlled burn on Fort Carson on a Red Flag Warning day Interesting this article says that they called it a controlled burn and later said it was something on a range and 'most likely related to training' (why wouldn't they know) - so they changed their story but I didn't see that part reported on the TV news - could have missed it.

In any case, the changing and wish-washy explanations on a day when everyone knows they shouldn't have been doing whatever caused the fire does not promote a lot of trust.

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Old 04-22-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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That's what the news reported. It was scrolling across my TV screen that day. I am guessing that is what the first poster on this topic saw as well.

This might be it - not sure - Controlled burn on Fort Carson on a Red Flag Warning day Interesting this article says that they called it a controlled burn and later said it was something on a range and 'most likely related to training' (why wouldn't they know) - so they changed their story but I didn't see that part reported on the TV news - could have missed it.

In any case, the changing and wish-washy explanations on a day when everyone knows they shouldn't have been doing whatever caused the fire does not promote a lot of trust.
I guess my question is did the Army ever say it was a controlled burn, or only the media?
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:14 AM
 
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I guess my question is did the Army ever say it was a controlled burn, or only the media?
According to the media, they asked the army about the burn in a phone interview after getting reports of the smoke, and they were first told by them that it was a controlled burn, then in a later interview, when they questioned the wisdom of a controlled burn on a Red Flag day, they were told something else that was vague. If you read the article above, it does cite their source of it being a controlled burn as coming directly from the military officials.
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