Controlled house burn set in Black Creek Sunday

The Oyster River Fire Department will use the unfit home for training

The Oyster River Fire Department has a controlled burn of a house set for Sunday morning on the 2200 block of Enns Road in Black Creek.

Fire Chief Bruce Green said traffic near Enns Road might be affected, as members of the department use the burn as real-life training.

Green noted the home was given to the department when the homeowners bought the property, as “the home was in rough shape.”

“They planned to demolish it, so they approached us to see if we wanted to use it for training. Controlled burns are valuable training tools.”

Green added it is a “win-win” for both the homeowner and the department, as the owners will have less material to haul to the dump, and the department will benefit from the training, with at least 20 firefighters on scene.

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