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Twin training

Moorcroft and Pine Haven fire departments train together for burning vehicles

Smoke billowed from the burning vehicle on the concrete drive of the truck bay as volunteer fire fighters drenched the deliberately set flames on Saturday morning.

The training exercise began an hour earlier with six Moorcroft and four Pine Haven fire fighters joining together to learn how to properly use their own extraction tools to remove doors, rooves and windshields in their efforts to save victims within vehicles.

Fire Chief Jeff Holberg later talked about their efforts to prepare the volunteers for better responses to these types of scenes.

"We practiced with each of our own department'...