Union Gap Police Hoping For Tips to Solve Suspicious Fire
Union Gap Police investigators are hoping for tips from the public to help solve a suspicious house fire reported in Union Gap on Sunday that resulted in the deaths of two people. No identities have been released and no word from authorities on how they died. Autopsies have been performed by the Yakima County Coroners Office but the results have not been released because of the current investigation into the fire at a home in the 2200 block of South Fifth Avenue. Union Gap Police Chief Greg Cobb tells KIT News investigators are getting help from the Federal office of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms or ATF. The federal officials are working alongside investigators from the Union Police and Fire Departments. Cobb says they're being cautious
One person survived the fire. That person was treated at a local hospital and released. The fire was reported at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday. It took firefighters hours to douse the flames and investigators say it's a dangerous work inside the burned out home because of the burned debris that could cause injury. Cobb isn't saying when the investigation will be finished or when the identities of the two people killed will be released. Investigators are searching for clues and they say they know someone has information about how the fire started. They're just hoping to hear from that person or anyone else with useful information.The investigation continues Today.
If you have any information that could help police with the investigation call the Union Gap Police Department at 509-248-0430.