yakima county fire department

Fire Season Far From Over
It's hot and dry and Yakima County fire officials are warning about fire danger.
Yakima County Deputy Fire Marshal Don Lindell says besides the obvious ways to start a fire he says there a many other non traditional ways a big blaze could start in the valley...
Full Fire Investigation Starts Today at Heritage University
The fire at Petrie Hall at Heritage University will get a full investigation today. After days of waiting to find the source and ignition point,  fire investigators will get their chance this week.  Deputy Fire Marshall Ron Rutherford says his team won't go onto the site until la…
No Major Fires During The 4th of July. Firefighters on High Alert
Even though it was hot and dry and plenty of people were lighting fireworks no major fires were reported in the valley during the 4th of July. A small fire was reported in the Moxee area, but firefighters were able to douse the flames after they burned about 5 acres and so far no major firework…
Another Brush Fire Burns 20 acres and Threatens Home
Firefighters battled flames in a brush fire near Cowiche Wednesday afternoon that burned about 20 acres near Sunset Way and Cowiche Mill Road.  At least one home was threatened by the blaze. The fire burned through sagebrush for several hours before it was contained...
Fifth Arson Fire In White Swan
Yakima County Fire officials responded to a fire at 260 A Street on May 13. It is the fifth case of arson in the last two weeks. Yakima County Fire officials say they believe this fire is related to the local string of arson cases. The cost is estimated near $20,000 with the majo…
Hydrant Works With Water From New System
During a brush fire on March 26th, YCFD5 Captain Pete Stewart’s dream for the last seven years became a reality when he was the first to turn on a hydrant supplied by a new water system during an emergency. It took a lot of work for Pete and several others involved, but he now knows…