The Hugo Fire Department explains in depth what it takes to burn down a building in a control-burn training session. Firefighters set up burn rooms to gain experience fighting a fire.
In the video below, burning starts at minute 5:40. Things really get cooking at minute 7:20.
Contact your local fire department if you have property you would like to donate. If fire isn’t your thing, you can also donate your home for swat-team training! Read this MinnPost article on that subject.