Three Fires Keep Yakima Firefighters Busy
Yakima Firefighters were busy with a house fire reported at about 12:41 a.m. Monday in the 1500 block of Landon Avenue. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Investigators say the cause of the fire appears to be and electrical problem. Damage is estimated at $70,000. Fire officials say it was the third residential structure fire in a span of about 36 hours.
On Saturday afternoon Yakima Fire Department Firefighters were called to a home in the 4100 block of Prasch Avenue for a fire at a home. One firefighter responding to the fire had debris in his eye and was treated on scene. There were no other injuries.
Crews contained the fire to the attic, however there was extensive damage throughout the structure. Damage is estimated at $100,000. Two adults, one juvenile and three dogs are being assisted by Red Cross.
Then at 3:17 Saturday afternoon firefighters were called to a home fire in the 900 block of South 25th Avenue. One person was injured and taken to Yakima Memorial Hospital. Authorities say the man who was injured had gone back into the house for a cat. The man broke out a window and was able to jump out of the house. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a minor knee injury. He was treated and released.
A press release from the city says the cat was found in the building and brought outside. Firefighters gave him oxygen using a pet O2 mask. The cat was taken to an emergency veterinarian clinic where he is recovering. The cause remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $150,000.