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Fire destroys building at Point Roberts storage facility

Blaze engulfs Point Roberts storage building

A fire Wednesday night, April 6, destroyed a two-story building at Point Roberts Mini & Mobile Storage on Gulf Road.
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A fire Wednesday night, April 6, destroyed a two-story building at Point Roberts Mini & Mobile Storage on Gulf Road.

A fire engulfed a two-story building at a storage facility Wednesday night, April 6, destroying everything inside.

The 40-by-80-foot building at 1473 Gulf Road was already ablaze when crews arrived, responding to a call that came in just before 9:40 p.m., said Chief Chris Carleton of Whatcom County Fire District 5.

The building is one of three locations for Point Roberts Mini & Mobile Storage, according to the business’s website. A message requesting comment left at the company’s primary phone number was not immediately returned.

Two other departments — Delta Fire Department of Delta, B.C., and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue — also responded to help battle the fire.

Some combustible liquids were among the items inside the building. The facility also stored vehicles like boats and RVs.

No one was injured.

District 5 personnel, Carleton said, were at the scene for about nine hours total. The others didn’t stay through the night.

Officials were working Thursday afternoon to determine the cause of the fire, said Mitch Nolze, an investigator with the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office. He said crews were waiting for equipment that would stabilize what’s left of the building before entering it to investigate.

Kyle Mittan: 360-756-2803, @KyleMittan

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