02/23/10 121 W, 2 I - + 9 - 8 Massive Live Burn in Duplin County

That's the accurate headline of the day, from FireNews and about the recent burning of  Chinquapin School and Teacherage in Duplin County. The 85 year-old structure on Highway 41 was scheduled for demolition. On Saturday, February 6, ten fire departments and over 120 personnel participated in exterior and interior drills. The day ended with the big burn, and a large crowd of spectators, as the Wallace Enterprise reports. Burning the structure, they note, saved the county some $30,000 in landfill fees. See more photos on FireNews. The Beulaville Fire Department also has a few "before" photos on Facebook. Search "Beulaville Fire" to find their page.

Susan Johnson / FireNews photo

Beulaville Fire Department / Facebook photo

No asbestos? How did they manage THAT??? That’s a pretty awesome structure to burn in, though. Luck were the FFs that got in on that one. I bet they were tired of by the time they were done.
Duda - 02/24/10 - 10:19

From what I hear it had asbestos in it but it was removed prior to the burn, don’t know who was responsible but they had ALOT of paperwork to do. Also note there were at least 5 live burn instructors present.
car3550 - 02/24/10 - 16:30

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