House burned to the ground for rural fire training

Eagle Point, Ore. — Firefighters with Jackson County Fire District Three got some rural fire training in Sunday morning. Crews took turns responding to this house on Brophy road in Eagle Point, putting out numerous blazes throughout the building.

The owners of the house donated the structure to the department for training; they plan to rebuild on the property afterward.

Ashley Lara, a spokesperson for the fire district said they appreciate the real-life practice.

“It just makes it a little more real life, real experience, and so it’s really valuable to everyone,” Lara said. “The training department loves it, operations loves it, and then i know our men and women really enjoy getting their hands on something like this.”

Lara said the district has a lot of rural land in their jurisdiction, and the focus of the training was to work with portable water tanks. At the end of their training sessions, crews let the structure burn to the ground.

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