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Training Burn Scheduled in University Place

West Pierce Fire & Rescue will be performing a live fire training exercise at 3326 Oas Drive W in University Place on May 11, 2017.

Training will begin early in the morning and continue throughout the day until late afternoon.

Some roads and driveways may be blocked due to hose and/or fire apparatus. If you reside on the east side of Oas Drive (between 33rd Street W and 35th Street W), your driveway will be blocked between approximately 7am – 6pm. Please plan accordingly. Smoke will be present, so please keep your windows and doors shut and your furnace and air conditioning off while smoke is present. In most cases the smoke will rise up from the heat of the fire and is not an issue. However, weather conditions can cause the smoke to settle lower. Ash is also common, but this ash is cold and does not pose a threat of fire.

This type of training is essential to firefighters by preparing them to respond efficiently, flawlessly and safely when the real fire alarm goes off. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us prior to the event.

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