Even as it vanishes from the Kalamazoo restaurant landscape, the building on West Main that housed TGI Friday's and prior to that, Carlos Murphy's, is in the spotlight one last time.The Oshtemo Fire Department is taking advantage of having a building like the former restaurant available and is conducting training exercise. "Theatrical smoke" is being used to simulate the real things as firefighters train.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the building is being burned down.

Kalamazoo TGI Friday's controlled burn
Fire fighting and rescue training at the site of the former TGI Friday's restaurant//Mark Fricke/TSM



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