BEATRICE – Some twenty-five area firefighters got some live practice, on Sunday. An old vacant farm home was burned down about six miles west of Beatrice, giving rural firefighters a chance to practice putting out fires in the two-story house.
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The house and a garage next to it were used for the fire practice. Beatrice Rural Fire Chief Matt Langley says the house allowed firefighters to train on search-and-rescue, creating thick smoke within the building with firefighters going room-to-room.
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The home used for the exercise is on property along the west side of Southwest 117th, less than a mile south of a brick church along Nebraska Highway Four. Firefighters used a nearby barn as a staging area.
Langley says firefighters from several departments were able to participate in the practice and training.
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