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Firefighting News: NC Firefighters Conduct Controlled Burn of Structures

Story and Photos by Bob Bartosz On November 2, 2013, the Enfield (NC) Fire Department in Halifax County and other agencies conducted an controlled burn with two large, two-story frame dwellings with add on extensions. Both dwellings were more than 80 years old and had been vacant for a long time and were condemned by the town of to make way for new commercial properties. The fire department was asked to conduct a live burn (but no live fire training was permitted). Enfield fire chief Ronnie Locke was in charge of the event. He asked multiple fire departments in the area to assist his company on this large burn. The event took place on Main Street (Highway 301) which ran straight through ...

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