Bushfire on Camp Schwab

A bushfire occurred at Camp Schwab ordnance disposal facility area on Oct. 30. The fire was extinguished in four hours.

Norikazu Kinjo, the chief of Okinawa Prefecture Military Base Affairs Division, called Okinawa Defense Bureau on Nov. 2nd to protest. He admitted that although “There was no confirmed damage outside of the area, such a fire still causes anxiety to local residents.”

Kinjo demanded that Okinawa Defense Bureau files a complaint with the U.S. military demanding steps to be taken to prevent recurrence, and ensuring fast firefighting response by the U.S. Military.