Our friends at CCFD6 have put out a notice of a training burn that is scheduled to happen later this week. Know that where there’s smoke, there’s fire, but in this case, it’s for a good reason.
Here is the information from the District:
If you get calls about a house fire and smoke around the Salmon Creek area on Thursday, June 22nd – don’t worry – it’s intentional.
Members of Clark County Fire District 6 will conduct a training house fire at 1119 NE 136th Street in the Salmon Creek neighborhood. The practice burn will take place at various intervals between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Training fires accomplish two goals: One, to provide valuable experience for firefighters in a live-fire environment. And two, practice burns can remove outdated and unwanted structures from properties. This is a special case because the structure to be burned sites on property that will soon be home to the new Fire Station 63 – the replacement to our old Fire Station that is overcrowded and out of date. The new Station 63 will also be home to our state of the art training center.
So, in a sense this is a fire to help prevent other fires.
For the visual media, training fires also present an opportunity to get stock video and photos of house fires–closer than photographers can usually get to actual residential fires. Please notify our Public Information Officer if you would like to take advantage of the opportunity.
Training House Fire:
When: Thursday, June 22, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Where: 1119 NE 136th Street
Who: Clark County Fire District 6
Why: To provide training for firefighters and space for our new station and training facility
* Public Information Officer David Schmitke: (360) 975-7162
* Training Captain Chris Grant (360) 576-1195