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Cedar Rapids firefighters to burn donated house

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Cedar Rapids firefighters will be practicing their skills on a house that was donated to them.

Greg Buelow, Public Information Officer for the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, says the owners of a home at 2653 Fruitland Boulevard SW donated the home to them for a practice burn.

Firefighters will practice interior attack skills and overhaul exercises on the home Wednesday and Thursday.  The home will be completely burned down on Friday as part of a controlled burn.

Buelow says the department has filed all required permits with Linn County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  Fire departments are limited to two practice house burns per year.

The home owners are clearing the property for new construction.

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