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The opportunity for Cottage Grove firefighters to burn a house as a training exercise is rare, usually occurring only once every four or five years. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Cottage Grove fire crews burn house to train for tragedy

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Billows of black smoke poured from a home in Old Cottage Grove recently, but it was no emergency: the blaze was a controlled burn by firefighters at the request of the property owners.


The McChesney House, built in the 1800s, is located near the home of Lyle and Cheryl Kohls, who own the property.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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