Toppenish, Washington – Fire Destroys Building at Perrault FarmsRequest Free Consultation
Toppenish, Washington (February 20, 2020) – A fire broke out in a building on the 11360 block of Lateral A Road on early Thursday morning. According to the report from KIMA News, no injuries were mentioned in the incident and crews were able to save 13 chickens from the coop at the side of the building. However, the fire ended up destroying a garage, all its contents and the chicken coop.
Firefighters from the Yakima County Fire District 5 received a report about the fire around 1:21 a.m. The fire broke out on a property owned by Perrault Farms, and by the time crews arrived they found the garage fully engulfed in flames. While multiple vehicles in the area were threatened by the fire crews were able to prevent the fire damaging these. The cause of the fire has not been reported.
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.