UPDATED: Early morning fire in a building at Phillips 66 Soccer Park

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"Keep Out" tape can be seen around the area of a building near the Phillips 66 Soccer Park that was damaged by an early morning fire (September 24, 2018). Photo: My Ferndale News

Shortly after 6am this morning, What-Comm 911 dispatch received a call reporting flames and smoke coming from a building by the Phillips 66 Soccer Park on W Smith Road, east of Northwest Avenue.

Initial reports from Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) first responders reported having knocked down the fire in the single-story building approximately 20 minutes after the initial dispatch.

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WCFD7 Fire Chief Larry Hoffman said the building housed an office and the Fire Marshal’s Office had been on-site investigating the cause. According to Hoffman there was extensive smoke damage throughout the office area.


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