Over the past several months the Jonesboro Fire Department (JFD)has been burning dilapidated, unsightly and unsafe structures as part of the ongoing Beautification of Jonesboro project. Normally it is one building, house or structure being burned.
This past week the project went “full blaze” as virtually a whole block was burned at the same time with five structures that stood side by side on Walton Street being taken down to the foundation as the aerial view shown in the banner above depicts.
The project not only helps remove eyesores from the town but also provides valuable, non-emergency, training for the employees and volunteers of the Fire Department.
“We are pleased to be able to help our residents our town by removing these blemishes from their property,” said JFD Fire Chief Brandon Brown. “I am also very happy that our department is getting the opportunity to work with different situations that may arise so that we can be best prepared in the event a real emergency like this comes up.”
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