Nov 14, 2019 9:31 PM

Fire consumes house at 1550 McFarland Road as part of a live burn training exercise

Posted Nov 14, 2019 9:31 PM

Firefighters focused their training efforts on a vacant house at 1550 McFarland Road on Thursday. They spent much of the day burning interior rooms before allowing the entire structure to burn at mid-afternoon.

Firefighters from Junction City, Abilene , Fort Riley and Geary County participated in the exercise.

Preparations for the fire began early Thursday morning and a portion of McFarland Road was closed to traffic during the exercise. Spectators were able to access the site to view the blaze Thursday afternoon.

A gallery of photos from the exercise can be viewed at the JC Post Facebook page.