Thursday, June 17, 2010
It's almost smoke season on the former Fort Ord, as the Army prepares to burn two parts of the military training-turned-development area.
Once the vegetation is cleared, munitions-removal experts will sweep the areas to remove unexploded munitions.
The burning will happen no sooner than July 1. The exact timing depends on the best conditions for keeping the smoke away from surrounding communities: clear skies, temps from 45-90 degrees, and mellow winds.
To join the e-mail or phone list for direct notification of the burn schedule, download the enrollment form at www.fortordcleanup.com or call 800-852-9699.