On Friday, May 10, 2013, the Longview Fire Department will be conducting a training fire at 201 Fishers Lane. This is a city-owned building adjacent to the old water treatment plant. The purpose of this exercise will be to train and evaluate firefighters and fire officers in a realistic environment.
Environmentally harmful products such as asbestos have been removed in accordance with the City of Longview and Southwest Clean Air Agency requirements. Proper permits are in place.
You can expect the following on Friday, May 10, 2013:
Fire Department units will be on site from 8:30 a.m. until afternoon. For safety reasons, Fishers Lane will be closed from 9:00 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m. "Local traffic only" for the residents living near the site will be allowed. Road closure hours have been set to avoid conflict with buses and carpools from the nearby elementary school and day care. Firefighters will train on interior combat/room fires in the morning, and larger fires as the day progresses. The structure will be burned to the ground, beginning around noon.Firefighters will be in place to protect nearby structures and vegetation, although this large lot presents minimal risks.
During the live fire period, please keep your windows closed. If you have an air conditioning/HVAC system, you may want to turn it off if any smoke blows towards your building.
You are free to observe the operations from a safe distance. The Fire Department asks that you stay away from the house when Fire personnel are not present due to hazardous conditions.
Posted on 8 May 2013 | 12:57 pm