Firefighters to torch home during training

If you see a house on fire on U.S. 31 in Franklin next week, don’t worry, firefighters already will be there.

The Franklin Fire Department is hosting a training exercise and will burn down a home at 3601 N. Morton St., which is across the highway from Turning Point Church on the city’s north side. Firefighters from Franklin and other nearby departments will train from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday and will burn down the home at the end of the exercise.

During the training, firefighters will light small fires in the house to practice entering a burning home, evaluating how a fire is burning and dispersing smoke. They also will practice bringing in fire hoses and equipment and extinguishing fires, Franklin Fire Department spokesman Brad Epperson said.

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