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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A south-central Kansas community college is building a training tower for aspiring firefighters.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports that the Butler Community College's Board of Trustees approved a more than $170,000 investment in a training tower last month. It will be constructed behind El Dorado's Fire Station No. 2.

The tower will be three stories tall with a rooftop. The school said in a news release that it will allow fire science students to train more extensively in a realistic environment.

El Dorado Fire Chief Steve Moody said previously, firefighters had to train in houses that were in the process of being demolished.

The tower is expected to be completed and in use by mid-spring.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle,

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