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Old ‘19th Hole’ Turned To Ashes

Firefighters from the Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey and Wood River Fire and Rescue fire departments observe fire behavior during a practice burn Sunday on the old golf pro shop/clubhouse at Sun Valley Resort. Approximately 60 firefighters, including 15 new recruits, took part in the exercise. Nine teams participated in nine “evolutions” entering the building engulfed in flames, finding the fire and extinguishing it before a final burn. Teams got experience working on attack, rapid interventions, venting, safety, exposure, rehabilitation and mutual aid. Sun Valley Fire Department Incident Commander Taan Robrahn said the exercise was of great value. “To actually train with live fire is extremely valuable in improving fire-fighting safety and experience,” he said. Various Sun Valley Co. officials said the old clubhouse was one of the first buildings constructed by the contractor who built the Sun Valley Lodge. It was originally used as office space by the contractor and later served as a golf facility for decades until the new Sun Valley Club was built. Photo by Willy Cook



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