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Helicopters around Gird Valley are practicing future fire drills


Last updated 10/21/2022 at 12:24pm

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The helicopters are able to fill up from the heli-hydrant for local fires.

There are two helicopters reported around the Gird Valley area. Cal Fire and SDG&E are practicing, using the Rainbow Water District heli-hydrant for future fire operations, according to NCFPD PIO John Choi. There is another practice operation scheduled for Oct. 25, 2022. This heli-hydrant was made operational in 2021.

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