Truck fire temporarily closed entrance to VanderYacht Park

dump truck fire in 1900 block of washington street 2018-02-05
Dump truck fire in the 1900 block of Washington Street (February 5, 2018). Photo: Discover Ferndale

Washington Street between 2nd Avenue and Portal Way, including the access into and out of VanderYacht Park was temporarily closed for about 40 minutes while fire crews dealt with a dump truck fire in a vacant lot.

Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) crews were dispatched to the fire about 4:40pm.

The fire appeared to be limited to the passenger and engine compartments and was quickly extinguished.

Ferndale Police could be seen investigating the scene of the fire.

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WCFD7 Division Chief Ben Boyko said the truck’s owner had been contacted.