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Apartment fire in Yakima is being investigated as arson

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima fire marshal is investigating a fire at an apartment complex on Naches Avenue as arson.

Yakima firefighters responded to the 400 block of N. Naches Ave, Wednesday afternoon.

The fire caused about $50,000 in damage.

Firefighters and police have identified a former tenant as a possible suspect. His name is Alfredo L. Perez, 50. He is an Hispanic male, with black hair and brown eyes, 5'11" tall, and weighs 150 pounds. Perez could be charged with first degree arson.

Anyone with information to Alfredo Perez's whereabouts is asked to call the Fire Marshal at (509) 575-6140 or call 911.

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