By Chris Ingalls
North Bend (WA) – The Washington State Patrol is investigating a major mishap that occurred at its fire training academy on October 25 in North Bend.
During a training exercise, firefighters mistakenly pumped jet fuel onto a flaming mock-up of an airplane crash instead of water .
KING 5 obtained video that shows an enormous fireball erupted when the fuel hit the flames at the training site.
Investigators believe that the academy’s oil/water separator, which recycles the water used for fire training exercises, did not correctly filter the jet fuel used for the exercise from the reclaimed water.
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