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Ephrata, Washington – Structure Fire Causes Death of Chickens

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Posted on November 4, 2019

Ephrata, Washington (November 2, 2019) – A fire broke out in an outbuilding near Railroad Avenue and Neva Lake Road Northwest on Saturday night. While no injuries were reported in the incident, the fire caused the death of nearly 2000 chickens. Firefighters were able to save some while handling the fire.

The fire was spotted by members of Grant County Fire District 13 as they were returning from a crash on Dodson Road. While firefighters were dealing with the blaze, Grant County PUD turned off the power so crews could safely extinguish the blaze. The fire was reported to be put out within minutes. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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, commercial 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.

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