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Shelby house taken down in controlled burn

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Valerie Childs
SHELBY – This house on Telegraph Road in Shelby was taken down in a controlled burn this morning by firefighters from the Western Battalion.

Valerie Childs, a Ridgeway firefighter, took the pictures.

Shelby has been using the vacant house for training drills, including bail-out exercises and interior firefighting skills.

Today, Shelby was joined by firefighters from Lyndonville, Ridgeway and East Shelby in burning down the structure, which has been vacant for several years.

About 30 to 40 firefighters were part of the controlled burn, which took about two hours.