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Fire Departments unite for controlled burn


The Havre Fire Department held a controlled burn and training session in conjunction with Bear Paw Volunteer Fire Department, Chinook Volunteer Fire Department and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Wednesday at US Bank Park across from Montana State University-Northern.

Around 20 firefighters from the different departments spent the afternoon training and going over the plan of attack when fighting brush fires before putting their knowledge to the test.

After a brief test burn, the group scorched a large swathe of the park from around 5:45 to 7:30 p.m., which se...

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