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Structure Fire Displaces Two People, One Person Injured

Two people were evacuated Thursday night, one of them injured, due to a structure fire that destroyed a mobile home in the 7900 block of West Nob Hill Boulevard. (It is the practice of the Yakima Fire Department to not release the specific address of a private home involved in a fire or other emergency … Read More

Outdoor Burning Illegal in Yakima, City Offers Yard Waste Option

The first day of spring is here and daytime temperatures are reaching into the 60s. While warmer weather might inspire some spring cleaning, the Yakima Fire Department reminds residents that outdoor burning is illegal in the city of Yakima. “Many fires each year are caused by someone burning their weeds or yard debris,” said Yakima … Read More

Emergency Notification System Available for Area Residents

A free service is available to Yakima area residents that provides emergency alerts via voice or text communications. Offered by Everbridge, the service is the emergency notification system for Yakima Valley Emergency Management. “I encourage City of Yakima residents to sign up for this system so they can stay in the know when there are … Read More

Fire Damages 4th Street Apartment Building

One person was injured and approximately 40 people were evacuated Wednesday morning due to a fire at an apartment building on South 4th Street near Downtown Yakima. (It is the practice of the Yakima Fire Department to not release the specific address of a private home involved in a fire or other emergency response) Yakima … Read More

Fire Damages McCullough Road Home

Damage to a house in the 2600 block of McCullough Road, which is located in unincorporated Yakima County, in Yakima is estimated to be about $200,000 following a fire early Friday morning. Crews from the Yakima Fire Department, the Union Gap Fire Department, and West Valley Fire District 12 responded to a call of a … Read More