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VIDEO: Firefighters burn two dilapidated homes for training

Capt. Eugene Anderson walks around the perimeter of a house that was set ablaze by fire fighters Friday, April 19.

Capt. Eugene Anderson walks around the perimeter of a house that was set ablaze by fire fighters Friday, April 19.

ALBANY, Ga. — Learning how fires burn differently in homes that have proper windows and doors compared to homes without is important for firefighters, Albany Fire Department Arson Investigator Sam Harris says.

That's why firefighters burned two houses Friday, he says.

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"Fires burn differently in houses that are fully encapsulated," Harris said. "So what we're doing is measuring the time it takes for a home to become fully engulfed in both houses."

For the home on the 1100 block of East Roosevelt, it took just over four minutes for the home to become fully engulfed by flames.

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

Just what does the NFPA say about wearing safety glasses with side shields when fighting a fire? Why would someone, first not be wearing safety glasses, and second let the picture of the act get taken and published? Surely the Officers at least know better.

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J.D._Sumner 1 year, 4 months ago

Walt, I don't know what the NFPA standards are for goggles or eye protection, but the picture is a little misleading because of its perspective. When i shot that photo I was standing halfway in the road in front of the house. Capt. Anderson was walking about 10 feet or so in front of me or right on the edge of the road and the curb when snapped the frame. The home is set back probably 15-20 yards from where he was walking. So while it looks like he was close to the fire, he really wasn't. Not sure if this helps or not, but I thought I would attempt to provide a little clarity.

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