|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||27 Jun 2007 17:59:34 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Fort Huachuca (AZ) range fire|
Fire on fort: Grenade sparks blaze in Garden Canyon By Bill Hess Sierra Vista Herald (AZ) June 27, 2007FORT HUACHUCA - A Tuesday fire on this Southern Arizona post was caused by a ricocheting practice round from a 40mm machine gun-like grenade launcher that hit a tank hulk being used as a target, post officials said.
As of early Tuesday evening, the blaze, which is being called the Range 9 Fire, had consumed between 350 and 400 acres since it started about 10:30 a.m.
Using the special range on the post were soldiers of the Arizona Army National Guard's 860th Military Police Company, according to fort officials. The company, whose headquarters is in Casa Grande, is at the fort doing its annual two-week training.
Fighting the fire is a number of U.S. Forest Service assets, including three Hot Shot Crews, one from Gila, another from Heber and the third from Payson, local Forest Service firefighters, two water-dropping helicopters, as well as a single engine air tanker and a twin engine heavy aircraft, both of which are dropping slurry, and a control aircraft. The range is an area of unexploded ordnance, and during the fire some of it "cooked off" but no injuries were reported.
... For the entire article, see http://www.svherald.com/articles/2007/06/27/news/vertical_top_story/doc468178afe2010866506987.txt -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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