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September 11, 2009 (San Diego) – Emergency response training today at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station sent billowing into the air, visible from nearby freeways. A training exercise also triggered false reports of a plane crash and brush fire.

Additional smoke will be visible tomorrow, when a controlled burn will be held at the base in conjunction with training for Air Force firefighters, a Marine Corps official has confirmed.


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