By Ryan Kushner

Staff writer

The historic Wombwell house will burn.

The Smithfield Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Feb. 6, to give the dilapidated circa 1840s structure over to the Smithfield Fire Department to torch and use as a training opportunity.

The decision follows more than a year of attempting to purge the town of the house and its outbuildings, offering the buildings up for $1 and a plan to remove them from the property, which is right next to the upcoming Joseph W. Luter Jr. sports complex on West Main Street, which is aiming to open this fall.

The town authorized burning down a large barn structure in the back of the property late last month. 

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