A firefighter sets fire to a building during a training day in Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

A firefighter sets fire to a building during a training day in Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire protection agencies, Fire Explorer Scouts train on practice fires in Port Angeles

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.

Jake Patterson, deputy chief for Clallam Fire District No. 2, takes a role call of fire fighters before the training session. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Jake Patterson, deputy chief for Clallam Fire District No. 2, takes a role call of fire fighters before the training session. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Smoke pours out of a home that firefighters set on fire for training in Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Smoke pours out of a home that firefighters set on fire for training in Port Angeles on Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Firefighters coach youths in the Fire Explorer Scouts program as they put water on a burning building during the training. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Firefighters coach youths in the Fire Explorer Scouts program as they put water on a burning building during the training. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

A firefighter prepares to enter a burning house during the training. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

A firefighter prepares to enter a burning house during the training. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Firefighter Tyler Gear of Clallam County Fire District No. 2 coaches 16-year-old Brandon Harvey as he sprays water during the live fire training. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Firefighter Tyler Gear of Clallam County Fire District No. 2 coaches 16-year-old Brandon Harvey as he sprays water during the live fire training. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Smoke and flames pour out of a building that firefighters set on fire for training Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Smoke and flames pour out of a building that firefighters set on fire for training Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

A firefighter watches over the burning remains of a house that firefighters burned during a training day Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

A firefighter watches over the burning remains of a house that firefighters burned during a training day Sunday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Vashina “V” Donnell, a firefighter for Clallam County Fire District No. 4, laughs while waiting for firefighters to start a house fire during the training day. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Vashina “V” Donnell, a firefighter for Clallam County Fire District No. 4, laughs while waiting for firefighters to start a house fire during the training day. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

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