Fire in Union Gap briefly closed Ahtanum Road this morning
UNION GAP, Wash.-- A fire at Tidrick's Quality Transmissions in Union Gap closed off a section of Ahtanum Road for about an hour early this morning.
Crews from several fire departments including Union Gap, Yakima, and West Valley responded to an alarm at about seven this morning. They found an office in the building on fire and managed to contain it. Firefighters say they were worried it might spread to some of the flammable materials in the shop.
"It could have accelerated the fire... It could have spread the fire rapidly, when we arrived at the scene, our goal was to try to help keep the fire where it was currently located, and stop any forward progression of the fire," says Union Gap Fire Chief Chris Jensen.
Firefighters say they don't know what caused the blaze. They're still investigating along with the Union Gap Police Department.