Live fire training underway in Carolina Beach

CBFD conducting live fire training this weekend

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - The Carolina Beach Fire Department is conducting live structure fire training at 515 Cape Fear Boulevard. Smoke could be seen filling the sky Saturday afternoon.

The Carolina Beach Fire Department conducts live structure fire training at 515 Cape Fear Blvd. on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The Carolina Beach Fire Department conducts live structure fire training at 515 Cape Fear Blvd. on Saturday, Dec. 7. (Source: WECT)

Setup was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. with live fire drills throughout the day.

“During the drills, rooms will be ignited and extinguished in a controlled manner which will allow each firefighter a chance to operate in various roles during fire attack,” town officials stated in a news release. “During these evolutions, you will see fire venting from various windows and doors and smoke being emitted from the structure that is common to actual structure fires.”

Training is expected to continue into late afternoon. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.

The following road closures are scheduled to be in place:

  • Cape Fear Blvd will be closed to through traffic from 5th Street to 6th Street
  • 6th Street from Cape Fear to Charlotte Ave.

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