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Bomb Scare Turns Out to Be Bong Scare
What everyone thought was a bomb turned out to be a pipe filled with pot. The bomb scare evacuated a Yakima neighborhood on the 700 block of North Third Street. A U.S. Army bomb squad crew blew up what they thought might be a pipe bomb. Afterward, they found the pipe was full of marijuana...
One Man Dies Following Abandon House Fire
One of two men injured in a house fire earlier this month in Yakima has died of his injuries. Both were in critical condition when pulled from the home on North Fifth Avenue on Feb. 1 and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The status of the second injured man remains unclear...
Two Men Escape Abandoned House Fire
Two men injured in a house fire Friday in Yakima were treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle over the weekend. Both were being treated for smoke inhalation. The two were among four people who were inside the abandoned home on the 400 block of North Fifth Avenue when the fire started Friday …
Yakima Firefighters Helps Family Escapes House Fire
Yakima Fire Department officials say a family was lucky to escape the flames of a fire Saturday at a home on East Walnut Street. First crews on the scene found a small wood frame duplex with fire showing on the outside of the building. Firefighters rescued the family and quickly put out the fire...
Yakima Firefighters Get Training on Rescuing Pets
It is no doubt a firefighter's first responsibility is to save human lives in a fire. Today, Yakima firefighters will be trained in how to treat pets in an emergency. Yakima firefighters and other first responders will do the training at the Yakima Veterinary Clinic on South 40th Avenue...
Yakima Man Taken Into Custody for Suspicious House Fire
A suspicious fire destroyed a Yakima home Sunday morning. Firefighters initially thought the residents were inside the home, but they did not find anyone. No one was injured.
Investigators do not know what caused the fire, however firefighters do say it is suspicious...
Be Safe Using Space Heaters as Colder Weather Comes
Yakima firefighters are warning that some older models of space heaters can start fires. Deputy Fire Marshal Brandon Dorenbush tells KIT News if you use space heaters make sure they are kept away from clutter in your home. Clothes, bedspreads, curtains and newspapers can catch fire if left too close…

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