Fire crews at Fairbanks International Airport will be training in live fire scenarios Saturday morning, creating smoke plumes visible to the public around the airport.
FIA Fire and Police Chief Moses Villalobos said locals at or around the airport tomorrow can expect plumes of black smoke from an isolated area of the airport, but that unless a plane is visibly on fire, to not worry.
"We're going to make maybe two fires," Villalobos said. "Maybe a couple hundred gallons of diesel, given by a resident, but it's training for our fire truck crews, rather than handlines, so it should be quick."
The training is expected t begin at 7 a.m. Emergency responders for the city of Fairbanks have been notified of the training, and a fire unit will be available for any unplanned incidents on airport property.