The Godfrey Fire Protection District is planning to burn a house to the ground tomorrow as part of a training exercise. The Vest home in the 5,400 block of Pierce Lane has been donated to the Fire Protection District for the day. The Godfrey Fire Chief has invited firefighters from Brighton to take part in the training as well.
Godfrey Fire Chief Erik Kambarian tells The Big Z even though this is a planned event, there are inherent dangers when in a burning building.
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The training burn will begin around 8am and wrap up around 5pm. Kambarian says the house sits several hundred feet off of the road, but a fire line barrier will be set up. The public is not invited to watch.