Mark Blake, Quantico Fire & Emergency Services, conducts controlled burns at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, March 9, 2023. According to the NREA, the purpose of the burns is to reduce fuel litter, minimize the potential of wildfires, and promote wildlife habitat. Fuel litter is dead and trodden woody debris that could be used as fuel for wildfires or other potential hazards.

MCBQ Base Burn Notices

Burn Notice:

MCBQ Forestry and Quantico Fire & Emergency Services will conduct a controlled burn, March 14, on the west side of Interstate 95, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Residents can expect to see smoke columns coming from the installation and possibly some drift smoke throughout the surrounding area dependent on changing wind conditions.

Quantico foresters closely manage smoke impacts from these burns and ensure the safety of residents both in and around Quantico. Control burning operations normally begin in February of each year and are completed by April 15.

Marine Corps Base Quantico