Don't be alarmed this weekend if you see big flames, firetrucks and firefighters at the intersection of Soquel Drive and 41st Avenue.
Both days (Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15), from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., several vacant buildings at that location will be burned for structural firefighting training.
"This is a controlled training exercise used to give firefighters a chance to sharpen their skills under realistic fire conditions. " Central Fire Spokesman Mike DeMars said in a prepared statement.
If you have any questions about this event, you cancontact Central Fire District at 831-479-6842, Santa Cruz Regional 911 at 831-471-1170 or Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control at 831-847-9411.