Gail Youngblood, environmental coordinator for the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, said a decision on when to conduct the burn is near.
"We're starting to look at conditions," she
said."We're ready to go with everything else."Youngblood
stressed the importance of waiting for just the right moment to start the burn.Monitoring fuel moisture levels and watching weather reports will help determine the ideal time, instead of setting aside a weeklong window for the prescribed burn, as was the procedure in 2003.
When the Army Corps of Engineers mobilizes its helicopters, it could be a matter of hours or days before the ignition begins, she
At that time, people on the relocation list would be notified via phone or the Internet.