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Fire in garbage container fills Barlean’s building with smoke

FERNDALE, Wash. — A large contingent of firefighting and aid apparatus were dispatched to a report of a commercial building fire at Barlean’s, a health supplement products manufacturer at 3660 Slater Road today, July 3rd, about 2pm.

According to Whatcom County Fire District 7 Division Chief Justin Iverson, the first crews on the scene could see smoke coming from a roof crest and made entry into the building. They discovered a fire in a garbage container inside the building and were able to quickly put it out.

The building was unoccupied when firefighters arrived according to Iverson.

The 2-story building was filled with smoke and firefighters spent most of their time exhausting it, Iverson said.

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Crews from WCFD7 were joined by WCFD17 and North Whatcom Fire & Rescue crews.

The Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office was on scene investigating the cause of the fire.

The building remains occupiable according to Iverson.

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