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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...
16 Year Old Arrested For Selah Brush Fire That Damaged Homes.
A 16 year old was arrested Monday after a brush fire burned a hillside and damaged two homes in Selah. Witnesses say they saw a boy start the fire on the base of the hillside. The fire broke out around 2:00 p.m. Monday just above Wixson Park in Selah, behind Robert Lince elementary school...
Tragic Results In Street Race
Police know it's that time of year when kids start street racing. The result is usually tragic. Two people were seriously injured in a street race on South 72nd Avenue at about 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning. The two passengers were still inside the car and were unconscious when a…
Number Of Fires Up In Yakima
Fire destroyed two homes here in Yakima since Friday. One yesterday in West Valley marked 33 since the beginning of the year.
The fire department says the number of fires in the city is up slightly from last year. They say more than 30 fires in three months is a large amount for a city this size...
Still Searching For The Cause Of Yesterdays’ House Fire
Investigators are still searching for the cause of a fire at a home in the 800 block of South 80th Avenue. It was reported at about 330 yesterday afternoon. When firefighters arrived the home was engulfed in flames. It took just minutes before the fire was under control...
Sunday Morning Condo Fire, Two Cars Lost
A fire in the 45 hundred block of Webster avenue Sunday morning damaged a 2 unit condominium near Eisenhower High School. Firefighters arrived at about 930 Sunday morning and found a fire in the garage. They were able to stop the fire before is spread to the condos...
Back To The Negotiating Table For Police And Fire Unions
It's back to the negotiating table for the city and police and fire unions after the city rejected contract proposal last week because of the tough economy. Both unions hope to avoid costly mediation. The Firefighters Union with meet with interim City Manager Michael Morales Thursday...
House Fire In Historic Neighborhood
No one was home at the time of a fire in Yakima's historic Barge Chestnut neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The house fire was spotted by a neighbor who helped rescue 2 dogs from the home. Crews responded to the 1700 block of Park Lane around 11 after a neighbor called 911 spotting the …
Police and Firefighters Goes Back To The Drawing Board
It's back to the drawing board for police and firefighters here in Yakima after the city rejected their latest contract proposal. Our news partner KIMA Action News reports the unions will meet with the city to try to find an agreement...
Fire, Police Contract Rejected
It was a long night for City Council Tuesday. A number of items were on their agenda, and one is sure to start the pot boiling. The council rejected the latest contract proposal for both police and fire.
The agreements would have cost the city an additional $1...

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