Lights in sky from training exercise, Navy says

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SAN DIEGO -- After San Diegans reported seeing mysterious lights in the sky Wednesday night, a U.S. Navy spokesperson told FOX 5 they were flares from a training exercise.

Around 8:40 p.m., FOX 5 reporter Salvador Rivera captured the lights in the sky southwest of Imperial Beach. He says they appear and disappear over the water.

A U.S. Navy spokesperson from Naval Base Coronado told FOX 5 the lights were flares. She said a Navy aircraft squadron is performing "flare training" about 30 miles off the coast of San Diego. The lights might be seen intermittently through Thursday night, when the drills are expected to conclude.

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