Igniting a flare

March 19, 2009 | 10:52 p.m. CDT
Fire Capt. Eric Hartman uses a flare to ignite a residential propane tank as part of the Columbia Fire Department's first night-training session of the year on Thursday. The firefighters needed to first use water to direct the fire away from the shut-off valve before extinguishing it.

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