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Santa Maria firefighters train in live fires

By Chudney Matta, NewsChannel 3 Reporter, chudney.matta@keyt.com
Published On: Nov 01 2013 08:35:45 PM CDT
Updated On: Nov 01 2013 08:49:50 PM CDT

Santa Maria firefighters are training in live fires, while burning down buildings to make room for future apartments.

SANTA MARIA,Calif. -

The city of Santa Maria Fire Department will intentionally burn two downtown buildings in a series of technical live fire exercises and firefighter training programs. 

The building locations are 518 and 600 East Boone Street, near the city's transit center. The two single-story former commercial/office buildings are being burned and demolished to make room for the future 262-unit Hancock Terrace apartment project.

The property owner donated the buildings to the department.

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