The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) responded to a fire last night, Sunday, May 3rd in the 100 block of South 2nd Street.
YFD crews were called to the scene at 11:23 pm last night. Upon arrival, firefighters found a large volume of fire on the structure’s exterior. The fire had spread to the roof and attic.
No one was in the building at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.
Firefighters from the City of Yakima and the Yakima Firing Center battled the fire quickly, but had challenges overcoming safety issues due to overhanging electrical wires and natural gas near the operation. The roof became compromised, which also hampered extinguishing efforts.
Firefighters stayed on scene for several hours to ensure the fire was out.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The fire caused damage to one corner of the building’s exterior. It also burned heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units, as well as the roof’s structural members.
Items inside the building were contaminated with smoke, heat and water from the fire.
The initial estimated dollar loss is $100,000.
The Yakima Police Department assisted at the scene.
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