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'Controlled fire' provides practice for firefighters

Photo by Karen Diefendorf/Woodinville Weekly.

fire practice Firefighters Bill Lyon (left) and Ross Van Vactor from the Woodinville Fire and Life Safety District were among the many firefighters who practiced their skills during the intentional burning of an empty house on the grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery that served as a training exercise. "Ste. Michelle kindly donated the structure to us and got rid of all possible air pollutants beforehand. It gave us the opportunity to practice putting out fires all day," said Chief Phil Paige.