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Updated: Everson lumberyard was scene of early morning fire

Last updated on April 19, 2021 at 8:19am

EVERSON, Wash. — Firefighters and aid units with Whatcom County Fire District 1 (WCFD1) were dispatched about 2:30am, March 28th, to a report of a commercial structure fire in a commercial lumberyard in the 1600 block of Mission Road in Everson.

According to radio transmissions, firefighters who were first on the scene reported finding a fire in a hopper with flames coming from the lower part of the structure.

Several aid units, fire engines, a ladder truck and tenders were dispatched to the fire location according to the public safety dispatch log provided by PulsePoint. Crews remained at the scene for nearly 4 hours according to radio transmissions.

A fire investigator with the Whatcom Fire Marshal’s Office was dispatched to determine the cause of the fire.

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WCFD1 Division Chief Darren Branum said they were initially dispatched to a report of a dumpster fire at the property but arrived to find the conveyor belt at the bottom of the hopper on fire along with the hopper.

There were no injuries due to the fire and damage was undetermined, Branum said.

As of Monday, March 29th, the cause remained under investigation according to Branum.

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