Photo Credit: Tonya Townsell, Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- A prescribed burn takes place on the former Fort Ord Oct. 14. Prescribed burns totaling approximately 700 acres of vegetation were conducted on the former Fort Ord Oct. 14 and 15. Less than 3,000 acres in the Fort Ord Impact Area remain where vegetation must be removed over the next eight to 10 years. Prescribed burns are used to clear vegetation so that unexploded munitions and explosives can be located and safely removed.