Fire department trains at the airport

For those who saw a plume of thick, dark smoke over the Mt. Pleasant Airport, there was no need to call the fire department; they were already there. The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department used the abandoned house located near the airport for a training session Thursday night. The structure was set on fire and crews practiced techniques to control the blaze. The controlled fire did create some buzz at East Lake Park as rows of cars lined up along the eastern perimeter to watch the training.