Firefighters Douse Porch Fire at Yakima Home
A porch fire on Fairbanks Avenue on Wednesday kept firefighters busy at an abandoned house. The Fire in the 1500 block of Fairbanks Avenue was reported at about 2:10 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters found a fire on the porch and kept it from going inside the structure. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
City officials are working with property owners of abandoned homes to get more cleaned up and they've also strengthened laws for people who illegally enter the homes.