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Yakima, Washington – Fire Destroys Garage, Several Vehicles

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Posted on August 14, 2019

Yakima, Washington (August 11, 2019) – A fire that broke out at a garage on Terrace Heights Drive off North 33rd Street caused the garage to be a total loss, with vehicles inside unable to be salvaged. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported in the incident.

By the time firefighters arrived, the shop was said to have been up in flames. The cost of damage has been estimated at $150,000. 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. Additionally, the owners of buildings are urged 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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