The Santa Barbara City Fire Department is conducting structure fire training this week at a vacant commercial building at 1722 State St.

Capt. Chris Mailes said the training began Monday morning and is expected to continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Friday.

He said fire crews are simulating an interior structure fire involving a trapped victim, as well as rooftop ventilation exercises.

“This valuable training assists firefighters with keeping current on numerous skills and tactics while exposing them to an unknown area with fire-like conditions,” Mailes said.

The building is scheduled for later demolition, according to Mailes.

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