Two local fire departments had an opportunity to train using some new equipment on Saturday (April 20).

Algoma Fire and Rescue posted photos on Facebook with an explanation:

If you noticed smoke in the area of Pheasant Road today, a controlled burn training exercise was completed by the Algoma Fire Department with assistance from the Southern Door Fire Department. Some of the equipment purchased over the past year included two firefighting leaf blowers which will help us in wild land/vegetation fire fighting operations. Thank you to everyone who has donated and/or come out to support us at fund raisers. Also a big thank to our neighbors to the North at the Southern Door Fire for the use of their UTV and assistance with manpower this morning!