WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Fire District 4 will conduct training burns at Walla Walla Farm Labor Homes on Thursday starting at 8 a.m.
Firefighters will burn three vacated four-plexes, as a first step to eliminate 15 uninhabitable buildings, according to Fire Chief Rocky Eastman.
The fire will initially be kept small as firefighters train on the blaze, then allowed to burn fully, starting at about 9:30 a.m., Eastman said. “We like those fires to burn hot, which lifts the smoke to higher elevations.”
More training burns at the labor homes site are scheduled for June 29.