SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento firefighters have started their training for the upcoming wildfire season.

Sacramento Fire Department said in a press release that while the El Nino weather system provided some much-needed relief, California is entering the fifth summer with drought conditions. The fire department expects another year of grass and wildland fires along the American River Parkway and other areas in the region.

To prepare for these fires, firefighters on every shift will be participating in the department’s annual wildfire training drills at Sutter’s Landing Regional Park. The drills include stretching multiple hose lines, pumping water, deploying fire shelters and other wildfire attack skills.

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