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Wapato, Washington – Fire Destroys Fruit Bins along Highway 97

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Posted on February 12, 2020

Wapato, Washington (February 11, 2020) – A huge fire that used more than a thousand fruit bins for fuel occurred along U.S Highway 97 on Tuesday. According to the report from KOMO News, crews from the Yakima County Fire District 5 responded to the incident. No injuries have been reported in the incident. Motorists were asked to avoid the area while crews were on the scene fighting the blaze.

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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 with any other area, commercial properties 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.


Note: The exact location has not been given.