Chico Fire Department holds airport training burn

Jun 23, 2015 8:19 PM by News Staff

Chico residents may have noticed some flames, or at least some smoke coming from near the airport in north Chico Tuesday.

The Chico Fire Department conducted a control burn this afternoon, clearing dry vegetation around the airport to prevent any unintentional fires during the hot and dry summer.

Shifting winds proved to a challenge, but officials say they also made for optimal training conditions.

The burn was used as a training exercise and taught participants wildfire fighting techniques.


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