PORT ANGELES — More than 30 firefighters from across Clallam County watched as blazes ripped through two buildings that they had set on fire in Port Angeles on Sunday as part of a training burn.
Firefighters from the Port Angeles Fire Department and Clallam County Fire Districts No. 2 and 4 participated in the training at 1520 W. Lauridsen Boulevard and 1430 W. Lauridsen Boulevard. They used controlled burns to demolish two houses which were scheduled for demolition and donated to the firefighters.
Several Fire Explorer Scouts also felt the heat as they practiced putting water on one of the flaming homes.
The program is for youths age 14 through 18, promotes leadership, and provides training toward future careers in firefighting and emergency medical services.