A Democratic state representative is asking the U.S. army to explain why it didn’t react faster to a wild fire that erupted last week on the Piñon Canyon military training sight in southeast Colorado. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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2 Responses to Lawmaker Criticizes Handling of Piñon Canyon Fire

  1. Dave Hughes says:

    That ‘Democratic Legislator’ is a sworn enemy of the Army Pinon Canyon expansion plans. He is just using this fire as another excuse to slam the Army and Fort Carson.

    Who would have ‘responded’ to the fire if there was NO Army presence there on that unoccupied desert and the same lightning has started a fire?

  2. Jack says:

    Perhaps the farmers and ranchers who formerly lived in the area? His point was well taken that the Army needs to be better stewards of the land if they intend to be good neighbors.

    There really are very few excuses for not noticing or attending to a grassland fire for several days when you are responsible for the area.


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