By: KDKA-TV News Staff
JEANNETTE (KDKA) – On Sunday, the old Jeannette Memorial Hospital went up in flames but it was just part of a training exercise.READ MORE: Lawyer Says Charlie Gerow, Candidate For Governor, Struck Motorcycle, Not Driver
Firefighters from around Westmoreland County used old shipping pallets to set the fire and then went into the building to put them out.READ MORE: CMU Researchers Find Vaccine Hesitancy Is 'Politicizing' Public Health
Department leaders said training like these gives crews experience in a controlled setting.
“We get some really good hands-on training, some high heat, some high-intensity training we don’t get unless it’s a real fire,” one firefighter on the scene said.MORE NEWS: Pitt To Redevelop Closed Hotel, Panera Bread Into Grocery Store, Housing
Now, the building will be knocked down and cleared for development.