Incident number: 2019-1035
Type of emergency: Commercial building fire
Incident date: 2/19/2019
Alarm time: 8:48 a.m.
Address/location: 311 Armstrong Road
Probable cause (if known): Undetermined at this time
Structure type: Commercial metal finishing factory
Construction type: Masonry and metal
Estimated property damage: unknown
Estimated contents damage: unknown
Location/extent of damage: Back storage area
Hazardous materials involved: Yes
Specialized rescues: None
Vehicles involved, if any: None
Other information: Rosler Metal Finishing had a fire in the back storage area, in a dumpster. A bucket of epoxy resin was involved in the fire – this does not cause a danger to the community. The fire was quickly extinguished by Veterans Affairs Fire Rescue 20 and BCFD Rescue 4. BCFD responded with 19 personnel, two administrative personnel, and a battalion chief. VA Fire responded with automatic mutual aid, with four personnel. The main challenge was ventilation of the smoke in the building.