Airpark helps in firefighting effort


Last updated 11/2/2007 at Noon

Many Fallbrook residents may not be aware that Fallbrook’s General Aviation airpark played a vital role in the fight to save Fallbrook from the Rice Fire and continues to support the battle against the Poomacha Fire that threatens nearby Palomar Mountain.

On Saturday morning, October 27, North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) Chief Bill Metcalf thanked all Helibase personnel temporarily positioned at Fallbrook’s airport for their tireless efforts which, he said, “helped save the town of Fallbrook” from the Rice Fire in conjunction with ground-based firefighting efforts.


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