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Golden Gate Fire Capt. Rusty Godette, right, and North Naples Fire Deputy Chief Mike Swanson, left, ignite a fire in a donated home on Washburn Avenue on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The home, which was burned down after a three-day training exercise, was donated by YAHL Mulching & Recycling. Godette said the training allowed firefighters from Golden Gate, North Naples, East Naples and Marco Island to have a better understanding of how fire works in different conditions, and also to see how they react during a real fire.

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Greg Kahn/Staff Golden Gate Fire Capt. Rusty Godette, right, and North Naples Fire Deputy Chief Mike Swanson, left, ignite a fire in a donated home on Washburn Avenue on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The home, which was burned down after a three-day training exercise, was donated by YAHL Mulching & Recycling. Godette said the training allowed firefighters from Golden Gate, North Naples, East Naples and Marco Island to have a better understanding of how fire works in different conditions, and also to see how they react during a real fire.

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Golden Gate Fire Capt. Rusty Godette, right, and North Naples Fire Deputy Chief Mike Swanson, left, ignite a fire in a donated home on Washburn Avenue on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The home, which was burned down after a three-day training exercise, was donated by YAHL Mulching & Recycling. Godette said the training allowed firefighters from Golden Gate, North Naples, East Naples and Marco Island to have a better understanding of how fire works in different conditions, and also to see how they react during a real fire.
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Golden Gate Fire Capt. Rusty Godette, center, and North Naples Fire Deputy Chief Mike Swanson ignite a fire in a donated home on Washburn Avenue on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The home, which was burned down after a three-day training exercise, was donated by YAHL Mulching & Recycling. Godette said the training allowed firefighters from Golden Gate, North Naples, East Naples and Marco Island to have a better understanding of how fire works in different conditions, and also to see how they react during a real fire.
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Golden Gate firefighters prepare a donated home on Washburn Avenue to be burned down on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The home was donated by YAHL Mulching & Recycling. Golden Gate Fire Capt. Rusty Godette said the training allowed firefighters from Golden Gate, North Naples, East Naples and Marco Island to have a better understanding of how fire works in different conditions, and also to see how they react during a real fire.
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Golden Gate Fire Capt. Rusty Godette, center, describes some of the training firefighters participated in on a donated home on Washburn Avenue throughout the week. The home, which was burned down after training finished Thursday, was donated by YAHL Mulching & Recycling. Godette said the training allowed firefighters from Golden Gate, North Naples, East Naples and Marco Island to have a better understanding of how fire works in different conditions, and also to see how they react during a real fire.
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Firefighters from Golden Gate and North Naples monitor a home as fire and smoke billow from a donated house on Washburn Avenue on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The home, which was burned down after a three-day training exercise, was donated by YAHL Mulching & Recycling. Golden Gate Fire Capt. Rusty Godette said the training allowed firefighters from Golden Gate, North Naples, East Naples and Marco Island to have a better understanding of how fire works in different conditions, and also to see how they react during a real fire.
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Fire and smoke billow from a donated home on Washburn Avenue on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The home, which was burned down after a three-day training exercise, was donated by YAHL Mulching & Recycling. Golden Gate Fire Capt. Rusty Godette said the training allowed firefighters from Golden Gate, North Naples, East Naples and Marco Island to have a better understanding of how fire works in different conditions, and also to see how they react during a real fire.
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Fire and smoke billow from a donated home on Washburn Avenue on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The home, which was burned down after a three-day training exercise, was donated by YAHL Mulching & Recycling. Golden Gate Fire Capt. Rusty Godette said the training allowed firefighters from Golden Gate, North Naples, East Naples and Marco Island to have a better understanding of how fire works in different conditions, and also to see how they react during a real fire.
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Golden Gate Fire Capt. Rusty Godette, right, and North Naples Fire Deputy Chief Mike Swanson, left, ignite a fire in a donated home on Washburn Avenue on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The home, which was burned down after a three-day training exercise, was donated by YAHL Mulching & Recycling. Godette said the training allowed firefighters from Golden Gate, North Naples, East Naples and Marco Island to have a better understanding of how fire works in different conditions, and also to see how they react during a real fire.
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A North Naples firefighter walks past a fully engulfed donated home on Washburn Avenue on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The home, which was burned down after a three-day training exercise, was donated by YAHL Mulching & Recycling. Golden Gate Fire Capt. Rusty Godette said the training allowed firefighters from Golden Gate, North Naples, East Naples and Marco Island to have a better understanding of how fire works in different conditions, and also to see how they react during a real fire.

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