Fire training exercise will burn down house

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Clark County Fire District 6 will be conducting a training exercise that will burn a house in the Salmon Creek area Wednesday.

The training is scheduled to last between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 3100 N.E. 134th St.

Community Home Health & Hospice requested the demolition in preparation for the construction of a 10-bed inpatient hospice care center, according to the fire district.

“We feel this is a win-win situation for all parties,” Training Captain Bryan Baum said in a release. “Training on unwanted structures saves tax payers’ money on outside training expenses — and nothing can replicate the experience of a live burn.”

Habitat for Humanity salvaged reusable items from the house prior to the fire training.

“As an independent community-based nonprofit, it feels right to collaborate with Clark County Fire District 6 and Habitat for Humanity for our mutual benefit as well as the community’s,” Community Home Health & Hospice CEO Greg Pang in a release.

Paid and volunteer firefighters will participate in the training exercise.