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Semi Tragically Kills Child, Terrace Heights Home Burns

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  • A 2-year-old boy from Wapato was killed Wednesday night after being run over in his yard by a family member.

    Yakima County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the home in the 2500 block of Progressive Road in Wapato at about 6:00 p.m. Wednesday after a report of a semi-truck hitting a young child.

    They believe the boy left the yard and crawled under the semi that was parked at the home. When the driver pulled forward he realized he hit something.

    Paramedics took the boy to Toppenish hospital where he died.

    The investigation continues today.

  • A family home was severely damaged after it caught fire Wednesday afternoon but crews said everyone made it out safely.

    Several agencies responded to the fire in Terrace Heights along the 2700 Block of Butterfield Road. The lawn caught fire as well and crews said they needed as many resources as possible to get things under control.

    “We like to throw abundant resources there so we have the resources when we need them,” said Chief Mike Riel with the East Valley Fire Department. “It’s easier to send them back … We all give mutual aid to one another. It’s a great system that helps us get through these big fires.”

    Crews said the cause of the fire is unknown and is currently under investigation.

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