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Training Exercise at Air Attack Base Friday

Even though there’s been a couple of vegetation fires the last few days, the Grass Valley Air Attack Base is not quite in operation yet. You may, however, see the planes in action tomorrow (Friday), but it’s just a training exercise…

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But, CalFire Captain Specialist John Hotchkiss says, that’s not all…

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It is just a training exercise, something they do every year to get ready for what could be a busy fire season. At this point, the Air Attack Base is set to open around June 15, but it could be sooner if conditions warrant.

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