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Fire Drill Sends Up Big Flames at LAX

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — If you see smoke and flames coming from Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday morning, there’s no need to be alarmed.

The Los Angeles Fire Department is conducting a “live fire” training exercise at the airport from 4:30 to 6 a.m.

Historically, smoke from the training has been visible more than 30 miles from the airport.

Federal Aviation regulations require that all Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) personnel attend a live fire training drill at least once per year.

LAFD Airport Rescue Fire Fighters serving LAX and Van Nuys Airport use LAX’s $3.75 million training facility, located in the airport’s southwest corner.