VIDEO: The Cedar City Fire Department conducted a controlled burn training exercise Tuesday evening, using three adjacent empty buildings slated for demolition. One purpose of the demonstration was to illustrate the role oxygen plays in the burning process, said Cedar City Fire Chief Mike Phillips.
“What we are trying to do is just show the fire’s science: giving the fire air versus no air,” he said.
The three target buildings, located along the south side of 200 North at 673, 685 and 695 West, were similar in terms of layout and construction. Each structure had a pile of pallets, old furniture and paper materials inside a main-level room, waiting to be ignited simultaneously using road flares.