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Home Fire Claims Eldery Woman’s Life
79 year old Janice Smith lived at this mobile home along Meadowbrook Road with her daughter who tried to rescue her in a fire on Friday morning. Fire officials say she woke up in the early morning hours and found the house full of smoke...
Father and Son Starting Car Starts a Blaze
A car caught fire Monday when a father and son started their car. Officials said they then
knocked over a gas can which spread the fire. It happened on the  2200 block of Englewood Avenue
around 1:15 Monday afternoon.
Officials said the father was burned and taken to the hospital...
Fire Investigators Busy Looking for Cause of Warehouse Fire
Yakima fire investigators have ruled Sunday's fire at Bernd Moving Systems undetermined at this time, according to Deputy Fire Marshal Brandon Dorenbush.  Dorenbush says they have finished with the on-scene investigation, and after sifting through the ashes, fire officials weren't a…
Apartment Fire Displaces Yakima Family
An apartment fire on Friday displaced one family and forced the evacuation of about 20 people. The fire happened Friday afternoon on Folsom Avenue in Yakima.  Firefighters found the fire in an upstairs apartment in the attic. No injuries were reported...
Firefighters Battles West Valley House Fire
Lots of smoke and flames were present in West Valley Saturday afternoon. A home was heavily damaged and a barn destroyed after a fire ripped through the Apple Blossom subdivision near south 64 and Occidental Avenue. Firefighters were alerted at about 2:30 p...
Weekend Fire Heavily Damaged Large Storage Warehouse
Fire investigators are searching for a cause to Sunday's fire at Bernd Moving Systems at North 18 Avenue and Jerome in Yakima.  The fire was first reported at about 9 Sunday morning and burned for several hours before firefighters had the 4 alarm blaze under control...
Fire Destroys Two Homes, Kills Four Dogs
Residents of two homes in Totem Village at 48th and Ahtanum Road are without homes today after a fire engulfed the homes early Sunday morning. Everyone was able to escape unharmed, but the homes are a total loss. Firefighters say it may have started in a laundry room...
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…
30 Acre Brush Fire West of Yakima Keeps Firefighters Busy
A West Valley brush fire that started Thursday afternoon on Cottonwood Canyon Road was doused by firefighters, but the 30 to 40 acre fire spread quickly up the hillside anyway due to the dry sage fuel and wind conditions.
"This is a dangerous fire;  this sage on this hill is old g…
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…

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