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.