Controlled Burn in Creola valuable for fire fighters

Courtesy: Creola Fire Department
Courtesy: Creola Fire Department

CREOLA, Ala. (WALA)- It was a busy day for fire fighters in several communities. Fire fighters from Creola, Satsuma, and Citronelle came together for a rare training project.

Courtesy: Creola Fire Department

The city of Creola organized the controlled burn of vacant home on Highway 43 Saturday.

Creola Fire Chief Jeff Reeves said the house was donated to the city for the burn. He says that only happens every few years. Reeves said it’s a valuable resource that allows fire fighters to train on a variety of real life scenarios.

It’s extremely important. Today’s houses don’t burn like they use to because of fire codes and safety, and awareness. So, for us to have an opportunity to train like this is invaluable, because we just don’t have the structure fires,” Reeves said.

After the training the fire department allowed the house to burn down under the watchful eye of the fire fighters.

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