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Power Shut Off After Early Morning Blaze In Yakima

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YAKIMA, WA- A fire started early Saturday morning near Michealson Packaging on North 3rd Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Yakima.

The first crew to arrive at the scene around 3:05 a.m. found the fire in several cardboard paper product stacks. The fire quickly spread and ignited more stacked cardboard across the alley from the first fire.

Fire crews from East Valley Fire, Selah Fire, Training Center Fire, West Valley Fire and Gleed Fire Departments stopped the spread to additional Michealson buildings, Stusser Electric and Standard Paint. 

There is significant damage to an estimated 200 pallets of cardboard paper products. 

PPL has shut off all power near that area and all streets have been shut down to minimize traffic congestion. Right now there is no word on when power will be restored.

There is a significant amount of smoke in that area which is drifting to the south toward the south end of the upper Yakima Valley.