ELMIRA, Ore. — Lane Fire Authority set fire to a house in Elmira on Sunday, to sharpen their firefighting skills.
Lane Fire Authority said a community member donated a house on Warthen Road to their department. On Sunday, volunteer and staff firefighters burned it to the ground for live fire training.
Lieutenant Tressa Miller said they did several sets of exercises and that they all went very well.
She said live fire training is always valuable to their crews, but adds that training in a two-story home provides even more opportunities to learn.
Lt. Miller said they also had two foreign exchange students from Elmira High School participate in Sunday’s training. She said they’ve been volunteering with their department since last fall.
She said training like this helps them provide a better service to the community.