No Cause Found yet for Fatal Fire November 12
Investigators continue the search for the cause of a mobile home fire that killed a Yakima woman earlier this month. The woman has been identified as 57-year-old Renee Leighty who died in a mobile home fire in the 1300 block of East Alder Street on November 12. Leighty was found in the living room of her home not breathing. She was given CPR and taken to a Yakima hospital where she died. Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice says an autopsy determined Leighty died from smoke inhalation.
But still no answer as to how the fire started. Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Yakima fire personnel are investigating the case.
Several pets also died in the fire.
Firefighters say this is the time of year they see fatal fires caused by space heaters placed to close to clothes curtains or other combustibles.