FD 6 plans controlled burn of old home April 9

Salmon Creek residents may see smoke, flames

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Clark County Fire District 6 will be conducting a live burn for training on Tuesday, April 9th between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. The structure at 903 NE 149th Street is a home that is scheduled for demolition by Clark County Public Works for a future road project. All necessary precautions will be taken to ensure citizen and property safety during this training exercise.

Traffic will be normal during the training and school buses will not be impacted.

State law requires Fire Departments to provide live burn training for their members. “There is simply no other way to replicate or experience a house fire. Controlled live burns are the most ideal way to train firefighters,” said Assistant Chief Shawn Newberry, Clark County Fire District 6.

The National Fire Protection Association provides standards on live burn training. Clark County Fire District 6 adheres to these standards by notifying neighbors, acquiring necessary permits and conducting the training in a safe manner.

The property will be taped off and signs will be placed warning the public to not enter. Some debris will continue to smolder inside the foundation of the building afterward but should not pose any hazards. Crews will monitor the smoldering throughout the day.

“We greatly appreciate the public’s support and patience during these life saving practice drills,” said Chief Jerry Green, Clark County Fire District 6.