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Suspicious fire damages Custer manufacturing facility

Scene of a suspicious fire outside a Custer manufacturing facility (September 23, 2022). Photo courtesy of WCFD7

FERNDALE, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to the 2600 block of Delta Ring Road in Custer first due to an automated alarm and then witness reports of visible flames at a manufacturing facility.

Approximate location of fire

Whatcom County Fire District 7 Assistant Fire Chief Ben Boyko said firefighters arrived to find 3 trees on the building’s perimeter on fire including 1 that was close to a fire suppression sprinkler that began discharging which then activated the automated alarm.

Boyko said damage was limited to the building’s exterior siding and windows.

The Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

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