HIGH POINT - The High Point fire department burned down a one-story house Tuesday night.
They said it was a good chance for firefighters to get practice, since there are fewer real fires to fight.
"Today, with fire prevention, smoke detectors and people just being more careful, fires are limited," Deputy Chief Tim Wright said. "In order to be able to put some of our newer people into a live fire situation on a regular basis, it really helps them maintain our level of awareness and training."
The owners of the house donated the building for the exercise. In return, they got their plot of land cleared for free.
The exercise included the High Point, Guilford County and Colfax fire departments.