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NEWS | Jan. 27, 2022

Helping the environment: One acre at a time

By Brian G. Rhodes 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Joint Base San Antonio’s Natural Resources Office, Fire & Emergency Services, and Air Force Wildland Fire Branch members conducted a prescribed burn from Jan. 18-26 at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas.

The process focused on more than 1,700 acres of wildlands at JBSA-Camp Bullis. The burn is intended to reduce fuel loads, such as dead vegetation and thick brush, which will lessen the risk of future and potentially catastrophic wildfires.

JBSA Fire Emergency Services personnel coordinated with the Bureau of Land Management, the Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as fire departments in the surrounding areas to ensure the burn happened safely and remains fully contained throughout the scheduled periods.

JBSA-Camp Bullis comprises more than 27,000 acres of ranges, training areas, and wildlands on San Antonio’s north side and is a crucial training location for service members from Joint Base San Antonio.