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Wenatchee, Washington – Fire Breaks out Between Two Businesses

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Posted on December 18, 2019

Wenatchee, Washington (December 17, 2019) – A fire broke out between two businesses at the corner of Fifth Street and North Mission Street. Fortunately the sprinklers system contained the fire effectively and no significant damage was reported. No one was also inside the affected buildings at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.

Chelan County Fire District 1 was dispatched to the scene after 9 a.m., with Douglas Fire District 2 also responding with an engine. Crews found light smoke coming from a vacant occupancy and a pet store. Since the sprinkler had extinguished the fire, crews cleared out the smoke and mitigated the water on the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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.