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Lakewood, Washington – Two-Alarm Fire at Bridgeport Way Southwest

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Posted on March 11, 2020

Lakewood, Washington (March 9, 2020) – A fire broke out at the Autozone on the 9500 block of Bridgeport Way Southwest on early Monday morning. According to the article from News Maven, no injuries were reported in the incident and a sprinkler systems was able to contain the fire until crews extinguished the blaze.

Crews from West Pierce Fire and Rescue were called to the scene of the fire before 1 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found that the electrical box at the side of the building was on fire, with the flames extending to the rest of the building. Due to the size of the affected building and the potential of the fire being in the attic, crews called for a second alarm. Firefighters were able to enter the building and found that a sprinkler system in the building was able to control a majority of the flames. Crews stayed on the scene to work on remaining hot spots. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

About Fire

It is fortunate that no one was injured 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.