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Firefighters on scene of a fire inside a building at the Grandview Business Park on Portal Way (September 5, 2019). Photo: My Ferndale News

Firefighters respond to fire in commercial building on Portal Way

FERNDALE, Wash. — Crews with Whatcom County Fire District 7 are on scene in the Grandview Business park in the 7000 block of Portal Way (north of Grandview Road) after being dispatched at 3:45pm today, September 5th, for a reported structure fire.

Smoke could be seen coming from the “Q” building in the business park. As of 4pm, firefighters had entered the building and were in offensive mode.

Scene of a fire in a unit at the Grandview Business Park (September 5, 2019). Photo: My Ferndale News
Scene of a fire in a unit at the Grandview Business Park (September 5, 2019). Photo: My Ferndale News

WCFD7 Division Chief Ben Boyko said the unit where the fire was located did not appear to have been occupied at the time the fire was reported. They located the fire inside the building and knocked it down.

No injuries were reported.

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A WCFD7 ladder truck was on scene which enabled 2 firefighters to monitor the roof of the building while firefighters were inside.

WCFD7 Ladder 46 personnel kept watch on the roof of a building in the Grandview Business Park while firefighters worked inside to tackle a fire (September 5, 2019). Photo: My Ferndale News
WCFD7 Ladder 46 personnel kept watch on the roof of a building in the Grandview Business Park while firefighters worked inside to tackle a fire (September 5, 2019). Photo: My Ferndale News

Whatcom County Fire Marshal was at the scene investigating as of 4:30pm


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