A house in Albemarle County went up in flames Saturday to help train new firefighters.
Trainees with the Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department (STVFD) got a chance to take what they have learned and use it in a very real situation.
“We're doing a training burn. This was a vacant house - land owner had the structure on his house. He needed to get rid of it,” said STVFD Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Hahn.
“It's exciting for us because it's something new, but an opportunity to practice skills and things that you wouldn't be able to otherwise,” in-training firefighter Chris Bates said.