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March 26, 2013

Firefighters hone their skills

Training exercise held at vacant home in Danvers


“You can’t see anything,” he said after emerging from the home, drenched in sweat, but none the worse for wear. “You go in there, you see the first floor, you see the stairs, everything. You take two steps up the stairs — black.”

Farrell said that at one point he had to grab Lucy and pull him along before Lucy could calm himself, get his bearings and continue.

“You didn’t do too bad,” Farrell told Lucy.

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