06/18/10 104 W, 1 I - + 15 - 13 Live Burns at Grain Elevators

For your Friday enjoyment and as found on this Firehouse forums posting, here are a pair of fascinating video slideshows of grain elevator live burns in rural Iowa. The first video from October 2009 involves logistics including 143 firefighters, nearly two dozen tankers, adjacent support buildings to be protected, and a railroad alongside. The elevator is burned one building at a time. The second video is dated September 2009.  Both operations were conducted by a private consulting company called the Iowa Large Structure Burn Team. Read the original posting for additional comments and videos.

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