Training heats up for Milton councilman

Milton Councilman Burt Hewitt now knows first-hand what it's like to rush into a burning building.

"It's hot -- really hot -- and very dark," he said.

Hewitt joined Milton Fire Chief Robert Edgar and training officer Jason Baswell as they first explored, then attacked burning portions of a donated house with a fire hose Thursday after a day of training with local firefighters.

Both Milton and Alpharetta fire companies trained in the home on Thompson Road, which was used for three days before being burned to the ground late Thursday.