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Practice burn

January 31, 2020

Firefighters from seven area departments participated in a practice burn of a home on Big Arbor Vitae Lake last Saturday, Jan. 25. Patty and Richard Meister donated the structure for the live fire burn, exercises like it that Arbor Vitae fire chief Mike Van Meter said in a press release “provides the opportunity for firefighters to gain valuable practical experience in fire control and extinguishments.” In addition to firefighters from the Arbor Vitae Fire Department, firefighters with the Woodruff, Minocqua, Hazelhurst, Lake Tomahawk, Boulder Junction and Pine Lake took advantage of the training opportunity. 

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