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03/07/17 5:53am
03/07/2017 5:53 AM

Marlando Williams was just settling in upstairs at his home when he heard a loud bang from the garage Friday afternoon.

At first, he and his wife, Sandra, were confused about what caused the noise until he ran downstairs and opened the garage door. Inside was a wall of black smoke obscuring a flickering fire. READ

01/07/16 6:01am
01/07/2016 6:01 AM

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For hours upon hours every year, local volunteer firefighters train for worst-case scenarios. They prepare for smoke-filled houses and out of control fires. They drill again and again how to handle each type of emergency call — hoping they won’t have to answer one anytime soon.

Nearly a year ago, on Jan. 29, 2015, that kind of worst-case scenario training was put to use. READ