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Mount Vernon, Washington – Fire Breaks out in Farm Building

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Posted on November 4, 2019

Mount Vernon, Washington (November 1, 2019) – A fire broke out in a building on Smith Morrison Farms on the 19200 block of Morrison Road on Friday morning. Fortunately, the affected building did not house animals and no injuries were reported in the scene. However, the interior of the building was reported to be a total loss following the fire.

Crews responded to the scene around 6:45 a.m., and found the building fully ablaze on their arrival. The efforts of the crews prevented the fire from spreading to nearby buildings. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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.