April 19, 2014
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Practice burns to continue in center Ottawa flats area

Ottawa, Ill. -- For several days this week, people will see smoke coming from the homes that are left in the center Ottawa flats. Ottawa Fire Chief Jeff Newbury says the Ottawa, Wallace, and Naplate fire departments are training search and rescue inside burning buildings and practicing putting fires out.
     Someone sets fires to a pile of straw and wooden pallets placed inside. To simulate what it’s like when fire fighters get there, they don’t go in until a few minutes later.
     The homes still there were bought during the last flood buyout.
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