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Bellingham 2-alarm commercial fire under investigation

Scene of a commercial fire in Bellingham (July 15, 2023). Photo: Whatcom News

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a commercial structure fire about 9am, Saturday, July 15th, in a business in a retail strip mall in the 3000 block of Northwest Avenue.

Initial radioed reports from the scene were that flames and smoke were visible from the roof of the business. A second alarm was issued to increase the firefighting response.

As of 10:30am, employees from businesses in the strip mall were gathered in the parking lot while firefighters continued mopping up the fire.

Scene of a commercial fire in Bellingham (July 15, 2023). Photo: Whatcom News
Scene of a commercial fire in Bellingham (July 15, 2023). Photo: Whatcom News

Traffic on Northwest Avenue was not impacted but access to the parking lot was temporarily blocked.

Bellingham Fire Department investigators were visible on scene.

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