The Columbia Heights Fire Department conducted a live burn Saturday morning and afternoon, July 10, of an abandoned home to allow firefighters to obtain training experience.

Trainers used the abandoned house at 230 40th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, which was acquired by the city. The entire structure was burned over the course of the day, but not before 18 groups of firefighters entered the building to conduct specialized training sessions.

The training provided firefighting experience in a controlled environment. The last time a training of this kind took place in Columbia Heights was in 2019.

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