Fire crews in Girard got some good, live action, on the scene training on July 9.

A.F. Dobler Hose Company recently acquired a building on West Ridge Road.

They set the building on fire so they could practice a number of rescue scenario classes, including a live burn. A class of 26 students took part in the training.

Within minutes, crews were able to put out the bulk of the fire.

The building that they burned down on purpose was the Heartland Inn & Cafe. There are plans to have a Dunkin’ Donuts built in its spot and it will be built starting in July.