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House Fire in Yakima Leaves $50,000 in Damage

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Five people are now without a home after a fire burns through their house just after 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night on the 900 block of S. 8th Ave.

Firefighters arrived to find one side of the house on fire and quickly tore a hole in the roof to let the fire escape instead of spreading to the rest of the house.

 The damage was severe but was confined to one bedroom, according to firefighters.

Crews tried to save belongings, tarps were placed on furniture and other items to save them as well.  The basement sustained some water damage from fighting the fire.

The five people living in the house are now staying with family and friends.