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The Taylorville Fire Department has received permission to construct a new indoor burn facility that will help the Taylorville Fire Department run training scenarios to become better prepared to fight fires in the city. The facility is also expected to potentially help reduce the homeowners insurance rates for homeowners in Taylorville.


Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews says the new burn building will allow the department to conveniently train next door to the fire station.



Crews also discussed how the new building could help to potentially reduce homeowner’s insurance rates for homeowners in the city.



Crews reassured those living near the fire station that the burn building wouldn’t emit much smoke, and shouldn’t disrupt community living near the station. The department hopes to have the new facility online within sixty days.

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