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Updated: 11/14/2013 08:00:02AM

Training fire takes down house

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JOURNAL PHOTO BY BRIAN HURLEY


Firefighters control a "practice burn" fire Saturday. The house stood in the way of a planned addition to the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid complex.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY BRIAN HURLEY


Flames roared from a Saturday fire that demolished a house on East Park Street in Lake Placid. The fire was a "practice burn" for several area volunteer fire departments.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY BRIAN HURLEY


Saturday's house fire attracted a crowd of onlookers as volunteer firemen from the area practiced their skills.

By BRIAN HURLEY

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Saturday was a sad day and a day of hope for the members of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid for several reasons. A house at 225 East Park Street just east of the church was burned to the ground to make room for an expansive addition to the church complex.

It was a sad day watching the house burn where many memories were created. The house had been left to the church after the death of a local couple. The house had been used for many functions over the years, including Sunday school classes and various church group meetings such as ladies’ quilting and crafting.

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