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Carson Midway fire caused by live-fire training, Fort Carson says 

click to enlarge J. ADRIAN STANELY
  • J. Adrian Stanely

Fort Carson issued a news release March 26 taking the blame for the 3,300-acre Carson Midway Fire, which ignited on March 16 from live-fire aviation training on post. The fire burned 2,900 acres off post and destroyed several homes. Carson personnel worked with other agencies to control the fire and evacuate residents. The fire was put out on March 22.

Maj. Gen. Randy George, commander at Carson, stated, "We have a lot of fire prevention measures that are constantly in place, and we alter our training when the fire risk is elevated. We were mitigating risk and altering training before the fire and will continue to do so as a result of the fire and what we have learned."

For information on claims for personal injury, damage to, loss or destruction of property, contact 526-1342 or visit carson.army.mil/LEGAL/claims.html.


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