Burning Down the House

Click the video to watch Cranberry firefighters conduct training drills and a structure burn at an empty house donated to the company.

Where there’s smoke … There’s the

With help from state-certified fire instructors from across the region, including the Peters Township and Mt. Lebanon fire departments, .

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.


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