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Soquel and 41st to Burn for Fire Training This Weekend

Don't be alarmed if you see open flames and emergency vehicles on Saturday and Sunday.

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.

tim c July 12, 2012 at 03:16 PM
June 15 and 16?
Jacob Bourne (Editor) July 12, 2012 at 04:37 PM
June 14 and 15! Good catch, Tim.
CapitolaGal July 12, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Is this meant to be July 14th and 15th? Looks as if it was posted at 4am and that makes no sense if it was to take place last month....
Jacob Bourne (Editor) July 12, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Yes, July. Sorry for the date snafu.

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