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Young Firefighters Learn From Laurel Inferno

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Owners called firefighters to burn down dilapadated home Owners called firefighters to burn down dilapadated home
LAUREL, Del. - A house went up in flames Saturday morning, just off of Rt 13 in Laurel.  Luckily...it was just a training exercise.

A rep from the Laurel fire department told 47 ABC, the landowners called the department to help them get rid of the house, which was far beyond repair.  It wasn't a hassle for the firefighters, in fact, they say it was a pretty good training opportunity.

"It does help us to learn how to fight the fire...what to do, how to shut the roadways down," says Douglas Butler with the Laurel Fire Department, "on the backside, we've got some young firefighters who are actually going to get to watch a fire, see how it works, and what happens to it."

In addition to the training and just getting rid of the home, another benefit: the owners planned to donate money to the fire department.
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