Today (May 13), Hickory firefighters will be conducting a live burn exercise, which consists of burning a house. The training exercise will be held at 1280 10th Street Blvd. NW in Hickory from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. The exercise will allow firefighters to practice their skills.
The drill is offered through Catawba Valley Community College. Plans are for 10th Street Blvd. NW to remain open during the exercise, however, there could be traffic congestion due to the burn.