North 6th Avenue Fire Damages Two Buildings

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) was called to the 1500 block of North 6th Avenue at 3:36 pm yesterday, Monday, in response to a fire involving a Quonset hut and cinderblock warehouse.

A resident of a home in the area was temporarily evacuated due to smoke and breathing concerns. He was evaluated at the scene and released prior to being evacuated.

The fire is believed to have started in a space between the Quonset hut and the warehouse.

The fire destroyed the Quonset hut and its contents, including motors, tires and vehicle parts.

Damage to the warehouse was limited to smoldering at the roof sill and damage to an apparatus bay door.

The estimated dollar loss is $90,000 to $100,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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