Wildfire caused by US military live-fire training at Camp Hansen

February 11, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

At 0:58 p.m. on February 10, near range 9 in the Camp Hansen training area in Kin, wildfire broke out. According to the Okinawa Military Base Affairs Division of the Okinawa Prefectural Government, U.S. Military officials confirmed at 7:27 a.m. on February 11 that the wildfire had been extinguished.

The wildfire was caused by the U.S. military’s live-fire training. The U.S. military extinguished the fire using airplanes. The military is now investigating the extent of the damage. This is the fifth wildfire in a U.S. military facility in Okinawa this year.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)

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