SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY, email@example.com
Englewood Area Fire Control District Academy trainees Robert Page and John Altman prepare to fight this house fire in a training exercise as a “fire tornado” rises up out of the second floor of a burning house Wednesday during a training exercise. The Englewood Area Fire Control District was given permission to burn down a 90-year-old house on New Point Comfort Road by its owner. The house is one of the homes built by the Woodmere Lumber Company, which operated the Woodmere sawmill where Waste Management is located today on State Road 776 in South Venice. Woodmere was one of the largest lumber operations in Florida up to the end of World War I, according to historian Diana Harris.
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