The control tower at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Photo by Chris Jennewein

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar officials said Thursday they were planning to conduct training, including controlled burns, on the airfield Friday morning.

The training, which “will include a series of controlled burn exercises,” will take place between 6 and 10 a.m. Friday, according to Capt. Matthew Gregory, MCAS Miramar director of communications.

The controlled burns are part of the unit’s routine training program using a mobile aircraft firefighting trainer device, Gregory said.

“Some flames and dark smoke may be visible from nearby roadways,” he said. “No visibility restrictions are expected and these fires are in a controlled environment.”

–City News Service

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