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Apartment Fire In Yakima Leaves 16 People Without Homes

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 YAKIMA, WA.- Last night a fire tore through an apartment building on 200 North 10th Street in Yakima, leaving 6 units completely destroyed and sixteen people without a place to call home.

 Fire crews arrived on the scene at 10 o'clock on Tuesday night and found the eight unit apartment complex engulfed in flames.

"There was just a whole bunch of smoke, tons and tons of smoke, and then there was flames and they were shooting it with the water there were nine fire trucks," Tina Graham, a neighbor, told us.

The fire started in the attic, burning straight through the roof of the top two apartments. A family with five young children lived in the apartment where the fire started.

Graham told us she saw fire fighters rushing children out of the blaze, "We saw one of the fire fighters carrying them with his arms two little kids in each arm it was really scary it really was."

The fire caused an estimated 300-thousand dollars worth of fire, smoke and water damage. Sixteen people have been unable to return to their homes since the fire. 

Some of those affected came back Wednesday afternoon to rummage through the remains of their belongings

But graham told us she's just glad they put the fire out and everyone was okay, "I'm just glad it didn't go all night long, the last fire truck probably left around two in the morning, but I'm just glad no one was hurt."

The red cross was there Tuesday night and made sure the families affected by the fire were put up in hotels.

 Fire officials don't know exactly how the fire started, but it is under investigation.