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Fire crews to hold training at Atlanta airport

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ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta airport officials say the fire department will extinguish a simulated plane fire as part of a disaster preparedness drill.

Officials say fire crews will conduct a simulated fire exercise Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport training facility.

Officials say the exercise may produce clouds of dark smoke near the airport that can be seen from high-rise buildings and the interstate.

Airport officials say the training exercise is part of an annual certification program for airport rescue firefighters.

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