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Timing of Logan fire drill is called insensitive

On the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Fire Department based at Logan International Airport held a fire training exercise that included roaring flames and heavy smoke, leading many to question the timing of the drills on a day of mourning.

Governor Deval Patrick said the decision was “just dumb.” And the head of a 9/11 support group said that the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates the airport, should have been more sensitive to the families of the victims of 9/11, as well as a general Boston community that realizes the historical significance of the airport on that day.

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