FERNDALE, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 2600 block of Lampman Road today, May 10th, about 2:20pm.
Approximate location of the fire
Initial radioed reports said hay inside a barn had caught fire and flames were visible when firefighters arrived.
Fire tenders from fire districts across Whatcom County were dispatched to the scene to bring water to battle the fire.
Whatcom News readers reported seeing the plume of smoke from as far away as Fairhaven.
Lampman Road was closed between Ulrich Road and Haxton Way due to firefighting apparatus blocking the road.
Whatcom County Fire District 7 Assistant Fire Chief Ben Boyko told Whatcom News the fire spread to several outbuildings around the barn and several contained farm equipment and vehicles.
Boyko said they saved about 50% of buildings around the barn and also had to battle grassfires that had spread along the road ditch eastward toward S Church Road.
No one was injured or displaced by the fire and no animals were injured.
As of 4:15pm, tenders continued to deliver water to the firefighting effort and Lampman Road reportedly remained closed.
The property owner was on site at the time of the fire according to Boyko. The Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.