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UPDATE: Firefighters Battle House Fire at Vacant Yakima Home

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Firefighters are investigating a fire at a vacant home Wednesday. Firefighters are investigating a fire at a vacant home Wednesday.

UPDATE: YAKIMA, WA- Yakima firefighters are still investigating an abandoned house fire that sparked Wednesday, but they believe it may be human-caused.

Crews said the house near 10th Avenue and Pine Street has been vacant for about a year, but the back door was forced open.

Firefighters said teens are often seen coming in and out of the house.

UPDATE: YAKIMA, WA - Firefighters are still trying to figure out what caused a fire at a vacant home in Yakima Wednesday night.  

Firefighters say the flames knocked down a power line, which fell onto a chain link fence and energized it. Firefighters then had to wait for utility crews to arrive and disconnect the power before they could continue fighting the fire. 

Firefighters stayed on scene for more than two hours until they were sure the fire was completely out.

The blaze caused about $120000 worth of damages.  

 

 

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PREVIOUS COVERAGE: YAKIMA, WA - Firefighters are investigating a fire at a vacant home Wednesday.

About a dozen firefighters battled the fire ear 10th Avenue and Pine Street in Yakima. Firefighters knocked the flames down in about 3-5 minutes and the fire was contained to just the abandoned home.

Even though the home was unoccupied, firefighters believe transients often come by the house.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

YAKIMA, WA. - NBC Right Now is on the scene of a house fire near 10th Avenue and Pine Street in Yakima. The fire started a little after 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Neighbors tell NBC Right Now the home is abandoned. As of 4:45 p.m., firefighters were still actively fighting the flames.

We'll bring you more information as soon as we get it.

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