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Coeur d'Alene firefighters training in old Black Sheep building before it gets demolished

Firefighters will be using the building to train for 20 days before the building gets demolished on May 23.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — Coeur d’Alene firefighters are using the old Black Sheep building for training before it gets demolished on May 23.

Firefighters will be using the site to train for 20 days from Tuesday, May 3 to Sunday, May 22. The training provides firefighters the ability to respond more efficiently during fires.

The building was home to the Black Sheep sporting goods shop before it moved to the Silver Lake Mall. 

“Training in a building this large is a rare occurrence and we are fortunate enough to have built relationships throughout the community in order to be given this opportunity,”  Bill Deruyter, Coeur D'Alene Deputy Chief, said in a statement.

The Coeur d'Alene Firefighter Department says the public should expect to see engines parked in front of the building and fire crews placing ladders to the roof. Firefighters are asking Coeur d'Alene residents to stay away from the building to ensure their safety during these training opportunities. 


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