Live fire training happening today in Battle Ground



Battle Ground — Clark County Fire & Rescue will do a live fire training exercise from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 801 E. Main St. in Battle Ground. East Main Street between Southeast Grace and Clark avenues, and Northeast Grace Avenue between East Main and Northeast First streets will be closed starting around 8:30 a.m. A detour will guide motorists around the closure.

The building, which previously housed Galeotti’s Restaurant, was purchased by the city for demolition as part of the Grace Avenue Improvement Project. The exercise will not only help Clark County Fire & Rescue meet its legal requirement to do live fire training, but will also reduce the building demolition cost. According to the city of Battle Ground, cleanup after the fire will cost 25 percent of what a full demolition would cost.

For more information, contact Public Works Director Scott Sawyer at 360-342-5075 or