West Mead Avenue Fire Displaces Seven People

Seven people and three dogs are being assisted by the Red Cross today, Tuesday, February 9th, after a fire in the 1000 block of West Mead Avenue displaced them.

Yakima Fire Department (YFD) firefighters were called to the scene at 4:40 am today. The fire started in a detached garage, extended to a motor home, then extended to a house. YFD crews were on scene for more than two hours.

One dog perished in the fire. There were no other injuries reported.

The fire damaged a natural gas line to the house and downed two power lines. Pacific Power and Cascade Natural Gas both assisted at the scene. Cascade Natural Gas remained on site this morning for repairs to the line, which required closing the intersection of Mead Avenue and 11th Avenue to eastbound traffic.

Damages are estimated at $200,000, including contents of the garage, motor home and house. The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Just prior to the fire on West Mead Avenue, YFD crews were called to the 1400 block of West Lincoln Avenue at 3:30 am this morning, Tuesday, for a fire involving two vehicles behind a residence.

There were no injuries reported.

The dollar loss of the West Lincoln Avenue fire is estimated at $20,000. There was no damage to the residence. The cause is under investigation.

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