Practice burns suchg as the one on Saturday provides an opportunity for veteran Veteran fire fighters to teach tfire fighting skills and safety.
Fort Calhoun Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department staged a practice fire at a vacant house at the Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. Fire fighters from Blair, Herman, and Kennard departments in Washington County as well as Bennington, Irvington, and Ponca Hills fire departments took part the live fire training.
Ponca Hills fire fighters as well as Fort Calhoun and Washington County departments took advantage of the opportunity to train with live fire at Boyer Chute Saturday.
Fort Calhoun fire fighter Dan Mallory sprays water to control the spread of flames to trees and brush surrounding the burning house. Fort Calhoun and fire departments from the surrounding area took part in the practice fire on Saturday.
The house used for the training had been occupied by the NRD. The land is now a part of
Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge.
Fire engulfs the second floor and roof turning the structure into firey lace.
Roof and burning timbers collapse.