Where there’s smoke … There’s the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company.
With help from state-certified fire instructors from across the region, including the Peters Township and Mt. Lebanon fire departments, Cranberry firefighters conducted a training session at 70 Burke Road over the weekend.
While Saturday consisted of a classroom environment, volunteers got hands-on experience Sunday when they lit the vacant house on fire and conducted drills inside the burning home.
The owner of the property donated the three-bedroom ranch-style home to the fire company for training. Fire Chief Brian Kovac said the resident had planned to demolish the house and build a new structure, but first called the fire company to ask if they could make use of it.
To learn more about the training—and to watch the house as it goes up in flames—click on the video.