The Colorado Springs Fire Department is conducting live fire training in the Broadmoor Bluffs area this week.
The city acquired a house in the area, and they’re using it to let fire crews work on putting out actual fires.
The fire department said this gives firefighters a safe place to train, and is a more realistic fire situation than the training they normally receive.
“Anytime we can get a hydrant, charge a hose line, have actual smoke, have to consider the conditions–interior and exterior–when we’re entering the structure, have to use radio communications, any type of evolution like this is very good for the firefighters,” Capt. Brian Vaughan said.
The fire department said they’re thankful for neighbors putting up with all the ruckus. Don’t be alarmed if you see smoke in the area, as training will continue on Thursday and Saturday.