An agricultural warehouse was destroyed by fire on Friday, March 5, near the farming community of Outlook, WA.
The 7,200 sq. ft. steel warehouse was fully charged with smoke and fire when the first units arrived, prompting a defensive attack.
Firefighters struggled to protect several propane tanks next to the building, while the owners pulled as much equipment as possible away from the structure.
The warehouse was on a farm owned by second generation Dutch immigrant flower farmers and was used for storing bulbs as well as growing gourmet white asparagus.
The building was estimated at a $250,000 loss. Initial reports show the cause was accidental.