Cascade of Flames

April 29, 2006

Firefighters practice hose work Thursday night on West Cascade, controlling a hot practice burn at the vacated Sunset Laundromat. The burn was coordinated by Hood River Fire Department. After setting numerous small fires inside to practice techniques and expose young firefighters to smoke and flame behavior, the HRFD veterans turned the flames loose and the building was destroyed by about 9:30 p.m. The unusually prominent practice burn was observed by about 200 people at the Hood River Commons parking lot and surrounding property. (Hood River News will have more photos and details in the May 3 edition.)

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