The Aberdeen Fire Department responded to a fire on West Cushing street yesterday after someone driving by noticed. Chief Tom Hubbard said the adjoining part of the building didn’t have working smoke detectors.
He said in a press release that at 1:31 pm Sunday afternoon, they were dispatched to a report of a possible structure fire on the 900 block of W. Cushing Street. At the time of the call, both Aberdeen and Hoquiam Fire Departments had multiple units on other emergency incidents which required a mutual aid response from Cosmopolis Fire Department to assist on-scene Aberdeen units.
Upon AFD arrival the residents were evacuated and the fire quickly extinguished. Damages were limited to the room of origin and all residents were able to return to their homes soon after the incident. The fire appears to have started in an adjoining part of the home which did not have working smoke detectors. The incident was reported by someone driving by who noticed the smoke and called 911. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Responding units included four engines, one command unit, one medic unit with a total of 16 firefighters from Aberdeen, Hoquiam and Cosmopolis Fire Departments.
Fire Safety Message:
Make sure you have working smoke detectors in your home and test them regularly.