Crowd hinders firefighters at Old Mill


November 27, 2019

The Old Mill fire on Railroad Avenue Sunday drew a crowd that inhibited firefighters from doing their job.

The Goldendale Fire Department reports that on Nov. 24 at about 3:15 p.m., Goldendale Fire Department received a report of a structure fire at the Old Mill located at 630 Railroad Ave in Goldendale. Because of the location and extent of the fire, support was requested from Rural 7 Fire and Centerville Fire District 5.

Fire Chief Noah Halm asserts that abandoned buildings are firefighters’ worst nightmares—often without power or water, missing the fire prevention systems found in typical buildings, and sometimes inhabited by people seeking shelter. When a fire breaks out it is lik...

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