LAKEWOOD, Wash. – A training burn will be conducted on January 27th starting at 8:00 in the morning at 8716 104th St SW in Lakewood. The purpose of the burn is to give firefighters training in live fire. Crews will be able to set approximately 3 fires prior to letting the building burn down.
Firefighters will learn more about fire behavior, breaching walls and truck operations. They are also given the opportunity to utilize breathing apparatus in a hazardous atmosphere, become acclimated to the high temperatures inside a burning building and understand the limited visibility in a fire situation.
The exercise should wrap up by around 5:00 in the afternoon.