Banks Fire District, CHURCH, Gales Creek

PHOTOS: Local fire agencies conduct training burn in Gales Creek

The little white house burns. Photo: Chas Hundley//Banks Post

GALES CREEK - Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District 13, Gaston Rural Fire Protection District, and the Cornelius Fire District all participated in a training burn in Gales Creek on Saturday, February 1 at a building located on the Gales Creek Church of God property. 

Community and church members gathered at the nearby Gales Creek School and on church grounds to watch and take photos as the “little white house” burned.

The training burn was mostly for the benefit of new volunteers who’ve recently graduated from the Fall Academy and need additional live fire training and experience, according to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue public information officer Matt Johnston. 

Crews were able to enter the building multiple times, experiencing heat and smoke in a non . . .

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