Setting house alight a training opportunity

Last updated 09:00 14/12/2013

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Travellers can expect to see billowing smoke and fire engines on Milson Line today as firefighters burn down a three-bedroom house.

Palmerston North Fire Service training officer Chris Kennedy said the house was destined for demolition but was instead donated for training purposes, aiding firefighters from Palmerston North station and volunteer firefighters from Bunnythorpe and Feilding stations in their training.

Milson Line between Kairanga Bunnythorpe Rd and Newbury Line would have a reduced speed limit of 30kmh for most of the day, but would not be reduced to one lane.

Mr Kennedy said they expected members of the public to want to stop and watch the spectacle, but he urged anyone that did to be extremely careful of traffic.

The house was scheduled to be set alight about 10am and firefighters were expected to be there until about 4pm.

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- Manawatu Standard

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