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Officials carry out controlled burn exercise in Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

A building near the 1900 block of California Street in Wichita Falls was engulfed in flames on Tuesday.

However, the cause of the blaze was not what you might initially expect. The Wichita Fall Police and Wichita Falls Fire Department carried out a controlled fire exercise on Tuesday.

The exercise started just before 11a.m. on Tuesday when a structure near California Street was set on fire by officials.  

The blaze was extinguished a few minutes later and no one was hurt during the exercise.

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