The Highland-Pierron Fire Department will be conducting a training in conjunction with the Illinois Fire Service Institute and Wade Propane Sales on liquefied propane (LP) gas firefighting on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Madison County Fairgrounds.
Nearby residents can expect to see flames up to 50 feet high as firefighters practice cooling tanks and controlling valves to shut off the gas. Residents in that area may also hear loud hissing noises as gas is being released. There is no danger to the public associated with this training.
The Highland Police Department is aware of the training, in the event calls are placed from concerned citizens.
Anyone with questions is urged to call the Highland-Pierron Fire Department at 654-1161.