Public Safety

Watch: controlled burn of the Cedars Edge Golf Course clubhouse in West Branch

Neighbors and community members watch a controlled burn of the clubhouse and pro shop at Cedars Edge Golf Course in West Branch, IA on Saturday morning, January 27, 2018. According to Fire Chief Kevin Stoolman, members of the West Branch volunteer fire department had the opportunity to taste “a little bit of everything” over the course of the roughly 3-hour training exercise. Plans for a new, two-story clubhouse at Cedars Edge are in the works. (Ben Roberts/Freelance)
Neighbors and community members watch a controlled burn of the clubhouse and pro shop at Cedars Edge Golf Course in West Branch, IA on Saturday morning, January 27, 2018. According to Fire Chief Kevin Stoolman, members of the West Branch volunteer fire department had the opportunity to taste “a little bit of everything” over the course of the roughly 3-hour training exercise. Plans for a new, two-story clubhouse at Cedars Edge are in the works. (Ben Roberts/Freelance)
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This Saturday morning, firefighters torched the clubhouse at 19 Greenview Lane in West Branch.

There are plans to replace the old clubhouse at Cedars Edge Golf Course and this presented a rare training opportunity for the city’s Fire Department.

You can read more about what West Branch Fire Chief Kevin Stoolman expected from the burn here, and watch the video of the burn above.

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