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Firefighters from three rural departments move in on a propane tank fire Monday night at Lake George. They learned to create a "fog pattern" with their hose nozzles that will descend over the entire burning tank. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Firefighters learn to tame a 3,000 degree flaming monster

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Three rural fire departments immersed themselves in propane flames Monday night to train separately and with each other in Lake George.


And they learned when to walk away from a fire and let it burn.

"Not all fires can be fought," training instructor Shawn Bailey warned. Bailey and Dale Mashuga work for a Motley company called F.I.R.E. for Fire Instruction and Rescue Education.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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