North 4th Street Fire Displaces Six People

Six people are displaced following a fire involving a single-family residence last night, Tuesday, January 12th, in the 1000 block of North 4th Street.

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) was called to the scene at 11:52 pm last night. First-arriving crews found the front third of the house fully engulfed in fire from floor to ceiling.

One person at home at the time of the fire safely evacuated. There were no injuries reported.

Two dogs in the home also were safely evacuated. Two cats are presumed to have died in the fire.

The Red Cross is assisting the home’s occupants.

The estimated dollar loss is $100,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire appears to have been set intentionally.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call YFD at 575-6060.