Be careful, it’s been a busy month for Yakima firefighters!


Yakima firefighters were busy with a house fire Sunday, April 10 in the 1200 block of East Chestnut Avenue. Firefighters were called to the home around 2:15 p.m. Sunday. As soon as they arrived, they found the thick smoke and fire coming from the back smoke coming from the eaves on all sides of the house.

No injuries were reported as everyone was able to escape the fire

The occupants of the house were able to escape the flames and were outside when firefighters arrived on the scene.
No injuries were reported.
The cause remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $100,000. 18 firefighters were on site Sunday to fight the flames.

Yakima firefighters have battled two other large house fires so far this month

It has been a busy month so far in Yakima City. Last Wednesday, firefighters were busy with a duplex and carport fire in the 4000 block of West Lincoln Avenue. Investigators say a fire was caused by “discarded cigarettes”.
The fire was reported around 10:35 a.m. Wednesday. Crews arrived to find a burning carport that was attached to a duplex. Smoke billowed from the attic along the entire length of both dwellings. One person was saved from the fire, another was able to get out on their own. No injuries were reported. Firefighters spent about 2 hours extinguishing the flames of the fire. A press release from the Yakima Fire Department states that “the duplex unit where the fire started suffered a 50% loss. The second unit sustained minimal damage.”
Damage is estimated at $200,000. 19 firefighters fought the flames of the fire.

A firefighter was injured in a house fire on Monday April 4

Another fire last Monday injured a firefighter. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 7000 block of Englewood Avenue around 2:15 p.m. on Monday April 4.
The cause of the fire was attributed to an ember from the chimney of the wood stove landing on the wooden shingles of the roof of the house. The fire was then blown away by strong winds. Damage is estimated at $200,000.

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