Live fire training conducted Thursday at Maple Valley house

Staff writerOctober 17, 2013 

Several South King County fire agencies are conducting live training today at a Maple Valley house and are warning nearby residents to keep their windows closed to avoid possible smoke.

The training is taking place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 24012 Southeast 276th St.

All oil-based materials like tar paper and carpet were removed prior to the exercise, Kent Fire reported.

“Live fire training is the use of a specially prepared house that is burned under very controlled conditions to allow firefighters to train in a realistic environment,” according to a department news release.

Participating in the training are firefighters from Kent, SeaTac, Maple Valley, Tukwila, North Highline and Burien/Normandy Park.

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