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Fire in disposal service building visible from I-5

FERNDALE, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to a report of a commercial structure fire in the area of LaBounty Drive and Slater Road about 5:15am today, Wednesday, September 20th.

Initial reports were that the smoke was visible from I-5.

According to emergency services radio transmissions at the time, Whatcom County Fire District 7 personnel arrived to find a pile of garbage burning in a garbage drop-off building. Soon after arriving, a water supply was established and firefighters took a defensive position while awaiting nearby heavy equipment operators to assist by tearing the pile apart so water could reach the source of the fire.

The business owner told Whatcom News that they remain open for business given they have multiple drop-off buildings and only 1 was impacted.

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