Correction: This is going on TODAY
It you’re heading out West Side Highway, you’ll be seeing fire trucks, smoke and flames in the area of the old Water Treatment Plant, as the Longview Fire Department holds a training exercise at 201 Fishers Lane. They’re going to hold a “burn to learn” event at a city-owned house which is adjacent to the old treatment facility. Fire department units will arrive on the scene at 8:30 am, and then they will close Fishers Lane from 9 am until around 2:30 pm. Local traffic for people living in that area will be maintained. They’re going to start with interior combat and room fires during the morning, then will work on larger fires as the day progresses. The home will eventually be burned to the ground, starting around noon. Local residents are being advised to keep their windows closed, and perhaps shut down your air conditioning, to avoid sucking smoke into your house. Observers are welcome, as long as they maintain a safe distance.