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Firefighters use home for live fire training

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Posted at 10:41 AM, Nov 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-25 12:44:06-05

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – A home was purposely burned to the ground in Saratoga Springs over the weekend, as multiple fire departments conducted live fire training.

The home near Neptune Park and 400 North was going to be torn down, so firefighters decided to put the structure to use.

Officials said the training allows them to bring crews together and better train them to handle real-life scenarios.

Chief Jess Campbell, Saratoga Springs Fire Department, said the building is a rare opportunity.

“Having an opportunity to get back again and focus on those fundamentals and critique how well we do those fundamentals is a great thing,” he said.

Crews worked on nearly four different scenarios each day, and Sunday was their third day of live-fire training.