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Seattle, Washington – Commercial Building Evacuated Due to Garage Fire

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Posted on November 14, 2019

Seattle, Washington (November 10, 2019) – A commercial building on the 8200 block of 7th Avenue South was evacuated while crews from the Seattle Fire Department were extinguishing a fire that broke out in the garage. All occupants were reported to have been safely evacuated and there were no injuries in the incident.

The cause and circumstances of the fire has not been reported, but the Seattle Fire Department has reported it to be a case of small contents fire. Motorists were asked to avoid the area while crews were working on the scene, but it appears no roads were closed in relation to the incident.

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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.