Into the inferno

Local firefighters from a handful of Roaring Fork Valley agencies participate in a series of fire drills on Wednesday afternoon near the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport operations center off Owl Creek Road. Drills will be conducted daily through Saturday and flames may be visible anytime. Officials said the burns will be completely controlled. The PitkinAlert system and the airport’s Twitter account will be used to remind the public of the drills to avoid unnecessary 911 calls.