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

Officers make arrest following arson on Naches Avenue

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) arrested Jayme Hernandez Aria, 29, last night after he admitted starting an apartment fire that displaced three families. There were no injuries. At 4:55 pm last night, Sunday, January 6th, Yakima Fire Department (YFD) firefighters and YPD officers responded to a call about an apartment fire at 503 South Naches … Read More

Apartment Building Evacuated Due to Cooking Oil Fire

City of Yakima firefighters were called to a structure fire early this morning, Monday, involving a 4-unit apartment building at 407 South 81st Avenue. The fire occurred at 12:21 am today when a resident in one of the apartments was cooking with a pan of oil on the stove. When the stove caught fire, she … Read More