Sunday, April 1, 2007

Controlled burn at MCAS Miramar

By: Wire Reports -

MIRAMAR MCAS (CNS) - A fire burning at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is part of a training exercise and is set to end this afternoon, an official said.

The controlled burn, which began yesterday, is being conducted near the MCAS airport for the Aircraft, Rescue and Fire Department, said Lance Cpl. George Papastrat. The fire is due to be extinguished by 3 p.m.

At times the burn has produced large black plumes of smoke, and many phone calls from residents, Papastrat said.

So far, the training exercise has gone well, Papastrat added."

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