The Mankato Free Press
---- — MANKATO — A controlled burn that will double as a training exercise for area firefighters is also being turned into an event for spectators.
The public is invited to watch a controlled burn that will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Public Works Center at 501 S. Victory Drive. Parking will be available near the site at the intersection of Victory Drive and Hoffman Road.
Firefighters from Mankato and other areas will practice skills such as fire extinguishing, building venting and rescue. The location will eventually be used as a mass transit facility, which is currently scheduled to be built in 2015.