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CTY May 11, 2004 - Steve Asmus, left, of the Anderson's in Maumee, and Ray Hixson of the West Alexandria, O. Fire Dept. and Rohm & Haas, an industrial chemical company in West Alexandria, learn to put out a gasoline fire with a dry chemical agent on equipment at the BP Oil Refinery Fire Field in Oregon. They are participants in the State Fire School which is conducting some of it's training at the refinery. Blade photo by Dave Zapotosky CTY fire11p

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The blaze was real. So was the equipment. But the event was staged in the name of fire-safety education. Steve Asmus, left, of The Anderson's in Maumee, and Ray Hixson, of the West Alexandria, Ohio, Fire Department, practice extinguishing a gasoline fire at the BP Oil Refinery Fire Field in Oregon last week as part of the State Fire School, which conducted some of its training at the refinery. The participants were trained in several fire situations with different types of equipment.

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