For Immediate Release to Media
Time of Alarm: 1823 hrs.
Time of Control: 1917 hrs.
Incident Address: 1855 Wine Country Rd.
Type of Incident: CSF – Commercial Structure Fire
Type of Property Loss: Residential Living Units
Estimate Dollar Loss: $150,000
Number of Station Responding: 2
Total Number of Firefighters: 34
Assisting Agencies: BCFD #2, BCFD #4, Grandview Fire Department, Yakima Fire Dist. #5, Prosser Emergency Medical Services, Prosser Police Department, Chaplain Services Network, Red Cross, & Benton PUD.
Injuries or Significant Events: None
At 1823 hrs. on Monday January 21st, West Benton Fire Rescue was dispatched to a report of a Commercial Structure Fire, located at 1855 Wine Country Rd. On arrival crews found heavy smoke and fire conditions within the unit involved, with smoke extending into the other surrounding units. Fire crews made a quick offensive attack confining the main fire to the unit of origin.
There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries however, at this time one unit has been displaced as a direct result of smoke and fire damage; another 60-80 residents have been displaced due to power being cut to the complex.
Red Cross has a shelter in place for these residents, located at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, 201 Birch Grandview, Wa.