Mobile County

Mobile Fire-Rescue conducting controlled house burn near Schillinger Road

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - We've received several reports of a large fire near Schillinger Road Thursday afternoon in Mobile, but the fire is actually a controlled live house burn by Mobile Fire Rescue. 

According to Steven Millhouse with MFRD, the Mobile Fire-Rescue Training Division is conducting a live house burn in a controlled environment.

The home is located at 7701 Old Government Street Road, located near Shillinger and Dawes Road. Millhouse said it is in a safely monitored setting. The staged burning allows the current recruit class the opportunity to learn various fire scene operations - from fire behavior to structure ventilation and fire attack tactics - while also allowing MFRD companies vital training opportunities in fire emergency scenarios.

The burn was scheduled at for 9:30 a.m., but we were receiving videos and calls throughout the afternoon. 


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