YFD Responds to D Street Bin Fire

Yakima Fire Department (YFD) firefighters responded to a fire last night, Sunday, involving apple bins and pallets in the 100 block of West D Street.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 8:21 pm Sunday, July 23rd, and found apple bins and pallets fully involved in fire.

YFD crews responded with both ladder trucks and several fire engines to control the fire. Several streets and BNSF Railway tracks in the vicinity of the fire were closed as large diameter supply lines crossed the tracks and blocked the streets.

A local excavating contractor was needed to dig through the still-standing bins and pallets. This provided firefighters with safe access to burning embers so they could completely extinguish the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Fire destroyed an estimated 500 bins, causing a dollar loss of $50,000.

The fire is considered to be intentionally set and is still under investigation.

YFD crews were on scene for approximately four hours. A total of 22 firefighters responded to the fire.

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