(KRON) — East Bay fire crews will be conducting a wildfire training Friday morning at the Painted Rock Land Trust and the Moraga Geological Hazard Abatement District.
Groups from more than a dozen fire agencies are expected to participate. Around 150 acres of grassland will be burned during the training.
“Firefighters will be practicing wildland fire suppression skills including firing operations, progressive hose lays, mobile attack and the use of fire suppression hand tools,” according to the Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District.
The fire burning will start at 9 a.m. Residents in Moraga, Orinda, Lafayette and portions of Walnut Creek will likely see and smell smoke. They are advised to close windows and doors.