UPDATE: Army prescribed burns delayed until Sunday, May 26

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UPDATE: Army officials announced on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 that the Schofield prescribed burns will be delayed until Sunday, May 26. 

This is based off of safety and current weather patterns.

Officials say an update will be provided on Sunday, May 26.

5/20/19

According to Army officials, the Army Wildland Fire did not begin the prescribed burn of the Schofield Training Range Complex on Monday. 

This was due to weather conditions.

Officials say, firefighters will only burn when weather conditions are met. 

They will assess conditions for Tuesday. 
 

A prescribed burn will take place this week at the Schofield Barracks Training Range Complex. 

The prescribed burn is planned to prevent brush fires and protect endangered species. 

“Prescribed burns make a big difference when it comes to preventing brush fire outbreaks on our
training ranges, helping to reduce the number of brushfires by upwards of 70% over the year,”
said Chief Alex Temporado, Fire Division Chief, Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army
Garrison Hawaii.

It is expected to start on Monday, May 20 and could last for three to seven days, depending on the weather conditions. 

This story will be updated when additional information is provided.

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