Yakima Fire Department (YFD) crews responded to two structure fires, one Wednesday evening and the other early Thursday morning (June 29th and 30th), that combined caused an estimated $200,000 in damages. No injuries were reported.
- Two occupants were displaced from a house in the 500 block of 32nd Avenue Wednesday night when an air fryer malfunctioned. Crews were called to the scene at about 5:00 pm last night. First-arriving YFD crews found smoke coming from the eaves on multiple sides of the structure. Smoke was so heavy in the residence there was zero visibility. Damages to home and contents were estimated at $125,000. The Red Cross was called to assist occupants as the home was uninhabitable. A total of 16 firefighters responded to the scene.
- YFD crews were called at 4:00 am Thursday morning to the 1200 block of Roosevelt Avenue, where fire destroyed a detached garage. The structure and its contents were deemed a complete loss, with an estimated value of $75,000. The garage was already heavily involved with fire when first crews arrived. Power lines fell on the south side of the structure. Fire quickly consumed the garage and it collapsed. Crews used an aerial platform to trim back a tree that was still burning high above the original structure. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Sixteen firefighters responded to the scene.
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