Fire Drill May Cause Smoke Sightings
FIRE DRILL TO BE CONDUCTED
On Friday, July 23, the Los Angeles County Fire Department will participate in an exercise/drill involving an important live fire research project held at the Pitchess Detention Center/Wayside Facility.
This project will involve short but intense live fire that may create a plume of smoke, which may be visible, especially to residents in the Copper Hill area and Castaic communities.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department in cooperation with other fire agencies will be testing the survivability of bulldozers and other pertinent components related to the use of dozers during wildland fires. Dozers are commonly used during wildland fires and are a critical component to fighting fire and building containment lines.
Engines and camp crews will be on scene and a helicopter will be on standby.
The live fire exercise will involve about two acres and residents may see smoke beginning about 9 a.m. and last just past noon.