Flames erupted into the air as Douglas County Fire District No. 2 firefighters trained Wednesday to battle fires fueled by flammable liquids. Firefighters practiced advancing, spraying flames with hoses until one firefighter was close enough to shut the valve of a leaking tank. Fire district Lt. Keith Neff said the agency doesn’t respond to many fires fed by combustible fuels. Nevertheless, district firefighters stay prepared, drilling every two to three years to approach gas fires. Engineer Marc Nichols said he has been through the training many times in his 22 years with the district. “It’s for new people and to …
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