Special to Iredell Free News

The Statesville Fire Department will hold a live burn training exercise at 2028 Amity Hill Road on Friday, April 5. This exercise, located off of Shelton Avenue, will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

The structure at 2028 Amity Hill Road has been donated by the property owners for the purpose of this training. This exercise is part of the ongoing efforts by SFD to enhance the skills and preparedness of its firefighters, ensuring safe and efficient service delivery for the community.

During the exercise, residents and visitors can expect heavy smoke in certain parts of the area.

Additionally, there may be temporary traffic congestion and elevated noise levels due to fire equipment and apparatus on site. Bright lights from vehicles will also be present. While these inconveniences are unavoidable, every effort will be made to minimize disruption to the community. Motorists are asked to keep moving when passing by the location to reduce any inconveniences.

To facilitate the training activity, a road closure will be implemented. Amity Hill Road will be closed from just past 2005 Amity Hill Road to the intersection of Amity Hill Road and Kimball Street from approximately 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes during this period. Please refer to the attached map for more details.

The Statesville Fire Department appreciates the understanding and cooperation of the community during this training exercise.