It's not often you see the owners smiling as a home of theirs goes up in flames, but thanks to the generous donation of Joe and Mary-Ann Luchs, owners of Luchs Tree Service in Ridgway, over 20 members of local volunteer Fire Departments were able to participate in a Structural Burn Class on Sunday.

"The house was just too far gone to be restored economically," said Joe Luchs on Sunday, "So when John Wygant of the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) reached out to us about the property, we were happy to be able to donate it for such a great cause."

"This training is essential to new recruits," said John Wygant of the RVFD, "this will help all of these companies respond more safely and quickly when a real fire happens in their community."

Read the Full Story in Monday's Ridgway Record

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