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Fire in Yakima Damages Home, Displaces Family, Kills Cats

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UPDATE / YAKIMA, WA - Yakima Firefighters are trying to figure out what started a fire that damaged a home. 

Firefighters say the flames broke out Tuesday night on the 1100 block Roosevelt, and quickly engulfed the detached garage/apartment before spreading to the main home. 

Firefighters say everyone got out safely, but several cats died in the fire. Firefighters were able to save two kittens. 

The three adults living there first realized there was a fire when they saw a red glow through a window. Firefighters don't know if there were working smoke detectors in the home. 

The Red Cross has stepped in to help the three people find a place to stay. Firefighters say their belongings were mostly destroyed. The fire caused about $150,000 in damages. 


YAKIMA, WA -A fire in Yakima damaged two homes Tuesday night, but firefighters did save some little lives. 

The fire started in a home around 7 p.m. in the alleyway behind the 1100 block of Roosevelt Avenue. Firefighters say the home is vacant, but found and saved two kittens from the back yard of the home. 

No word how the fire started. 

The family who lives in the damaged house next door was displaced for the night.