Fire departments train on controlled house burnings


La Conner Fire Department volunteer firefighters conducted a series of controlled house burn trainings along with Fire Districts 2, 13, 27 and Whatcom County fire marshals in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood just outside of La Conner on May 22 and 25. Fire District staffs will perform a live burn on June 10, restricted to professional firefighters. Controlled burns are only permitted and performed under strict supervision.

The first practice burn took place May 22 and was staged in the top floor bedroom using potential fire hazards such as a bed and bedding, firecrackers and carnosine. The...

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