DOVER, Del. - Flames shoot from the roof of a Kent County home early Saturday, filling the sky with smoke and leading multiple fire agencies to put out the fire.
But this house fire was all part of a training exercise.
The vacant home was located along Bay Road in Dover.
Firefighters say the home was donated to the Dover Fire Department to conduct the training. Assistant Fire Chief David Carey says the owner of the property wanted the house torn down and reached out to the fire department to put it to good use.
Firefighters began the training around 8 a.m. and ended after noon.
Firefighters say trainings like these help them do their jobs even better.
"Guys take a hose line inside the house and put the fire out, come back out and we relight another fire inside. We just continue doing evolutions to get our firefighters good practice and good training. This is the best training you could ever get and this is a rare opportunity that we get this," said Carey.
Firefighters from Dover, Camden, Magnolia and Bowers participated in the fire training exercise in Dover.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:21:33 GMT
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