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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...
City of Yakima Looking to Bring Back Fire Inspections
A push to bring back fire inspections in Yakima could move forward next week. An increase in business license fees would pay for them.  The plan would reinstate the inspections under the fire department. Budget cuts lead to the position being eliminated...
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…
Investigators Says Suspicious Fire Destroys Yakima Home
A Yakima home was destroyed Sunday in what investigators say was a suspicious fire. It happened around 1:00 p.m. on the 500 block of Erickson Lane.
Officials say everyone was out of the house when they arrived and no one was hurt.
They tell us smoke was coming out of nearly every window of the home...
Yakima Firefighters Rescued 55 Year Old Man From House Fire
Yakima firefighters rescued a 55 year old man from a mobile home fire in the 76 hundred block of Nob Hill Blvd. at about 9;30 last night. When firefighters arrived they were told there was a man in a bedroom. Firefighters had to use a chain saw to cut into a window to rescue the man...

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