At 7:52 pm, on October 30th, the Arlington Fire Department in Washington State was dispatched to a fully involved fire in an industrial building.
Upon arrival crews were faced with a well-involved fire in a furniture manufacturing facility.
The facility of 50 plus years had no inherent fire protection and a heavy fuel load of furniture grade plywood and dimensional lumber.
The second alarm fire was fought for 5 hours by 69 firefighters from 7 agencies. Three aerial master streams provided the biggest impact towards fire suppression.
The fire was fought in a defensive position throughout the incident. No injuries occurred.
A National Response Team from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms working under the Department of Justice is investigating the cause and origin of the fire, which destroyed an estimated 5 million dollars in property, and a loss of 60 jobs to the community.
The Arlington Fire Department is a combination fire department consisting of 22 career and 35 volunteers serving a population of 15,000 in a community 1 hour north of Seattle.