The Yakima house fire injured two on Thursday


Yakima firefighters were busy with a house fire Thursday that injured two people. Yakima firefighters were called to the fire around 2:45 p.m. at 516 North 22nd Avenue.

Firefighters were able to prevent nearby homes from catching fire

Upon arrival, they found heavy smoke billowing from the back of the house. A man inside the house was burned and a woman suffering from smoke inhalation was taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Damage is estimated at over $100,000

Crews responded quickly and were able to prevent the fire from threatening other structures. A press release states that “dollar loss is estimated at $180,000. The home sustained significant damage to its living space and attic.”

A total of 19 firefighters responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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