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Covington, Washington – Barn at 176th Place Southeast Catches on Fire

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Posted on February 17, 2020

Covington, Washington  (February 14, 2020) – A barn at the 28200 block of 176th Place Southeast caught on fire on Friday morning. According to the article from the Covington Reporter, the animals inside the structure were safely released and no injuries were reported in the incident.

The incident started when a neighbor noticed the fire in the barn and called 911 around 7:56 a.m. Crews from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, with assistance from Mountain View Fire and Rescue, South King County Medic One and the King County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. The cause of the fire was not reported.

About Fire

It is fortunate that there were no human injuries in this particular case, and the firefighters are to be commended for their response. Like any other structure, farm buildings must be checked for fire safety. Most if not all the steps in fire safety involve securing the area of one’s business or residence. It is also important to make sure that possible combustible materials are discarded properly or at the very least kept away from buildings. They also urge owners of buildings to review fire safety and make sure that an escape plan is formulated in case of fire.

Much like fire safety in other types of buildings, there are different factors which can add or detract the risk of a fire breaking out. The structure and materials that a building is made out of should be assessed for fire safety before construction. It is also advised that all buildings should be equipped with proper fire suppression tools and detection devices such as fire alarms and smoke alarms. Taking these simple steps should help prevent or lessen the risk of fire. Like with all accidents, the effects of fire are dreadful, including property damage and loss as well as injuries or even fatalities. Fire safety is then not only consideration for one’s self, but also consideration for others.