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Proebstel, Washington – Fire Destroys Shop Buildings at Northeast 58th Street

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Posted on February 17, 2020

Proebstel, Washington (February 13, 2020) – A fire caused the destruction of two adjoining shop buildings at the 22340 block of Northeast 58th Street on Thursday night. According to the report from KOIN 6 News, there were no injuries in the incident and no one was displaced. Crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby structures, though the affected buildings were destroyed.

According to the report, crews from the Vancouver Fire Department responded to the scene around 6 p.m. Due to the intensity of the fire crews were forced to work from outside the building. The remote location of the fire also led to water issues as the location was a mile and a half away from the nearest fire hydrant. The fire was extinguished by 11 p.m. The cause of the blaze is yet to be determined.

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.

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