Albany firefighters prepare to burn house - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Albany firefighters prepare to burn house

 

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - 

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.   Feedback

 

Firefighters will burn a South Albany home Thursday as part of a training exercise, and they want the community to know about it.

This abandoned home in the 500 block of South Jefferson is slated for demolition.

Firefighters will burn it Thursday morning to give 14 new recruits real fire training.

They'll also videotape inside the burning home for instructional and public service uses.

Firefighters want neighbors to know so if they have respiratory problems, to prepare for the smoke.  Albany Fire Department Chief James Carswell said "With the high sky and the little bit of wind, it should dissipate pretty quickly. But still we would rather them know about it in advance, so they will know what's going on. Obviously there will be some congestion on the street, so stay from the area if you can."

Firefighters cleaned up evidence of vagrants and drug use inside the house in preparation of Thursday's burn.

The training burn will be in the 500 block of South Jefferson Thursday from 9 A-M until around 2 P-M.

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.   Feedback

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • United Way sees decrease in funding

    United Way sees decrease in funding

    Monday, June 26 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-06-26 22:15:01 GMT
    Community leaders gathered for the United Way annual awards program and meeting. (Source: WALB)Community leaders gathered for the United Way annual awards program and meeting. (Source: WALB)

    A South Georgia non-proft agency said a decrease in donations is only going to make them work harder next year.  Giving to the United Way of Southwest Georgia dropped by seven percent in 2016.

    More >>

    A South Georgia non-proft agency said a decrease in donations is only going to make them work harder next year.  Giving to the United Way of Southwest Georgia dropped by seven percent in 2016.

    More >>
  • NYC man visits toilet '11 times' after getting Starbucks, creates viral post

    NYC man visits toilet '11 times' after getting Starbucks, creates viral post

    Monday, June 26 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-06-26 21:23:21 GMT
    A New York, New York man's tale of a recent visit to Starbucks has exploded on Facebook. And it's pretty easy to see why. (Source: Starbucks logo)A New York, New York man's tale of a recent visit to Starbucks has exploded on Facebook. And it's pretty easy to see why. (Source: Starbucks logo)

    A New York, New York man's tale of a recent visit to Starbucks has exploded on Facebook. And it's pretty easy to see why. 

    More >>

    A New York, New York man's tale of a recent visit to Starbucks has exploded on Facebook. And it's pretty easy to see why. 

    More >>
  • Chick-fil-A to host blood drive

    Chick-fil-A to host blood drive

    Monday, June 26 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:34:43 GMT
    Chick-fil-A is hosting a blood drive on Friday. (Source: Albany Chick-fil-A via Twitter)Chick-fil-A is hosting a blood drive on Friday. (Source: Albany Chick-fil-A via Twitter)

    Chick-fil-A on Dawson Road is hosting a blood drive on Friday.

    More >>

    Chick-fil-A on Dawson Road is hosting a blood drive on Friday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly