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UPDATE: Yakima Fire Department Continues Investigation After Fire Destroys Home Sunday

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 YAKIMA, WA.- A home near West Valley was destroyed early Sunday morning after a fire that started in the basement worked its way up through the home.

The fire that tore through a home on the 7800 Block of Easy Street is currently under investigation. The owners were remodeling the home, but after Sunday morning's blaze fire officials are saying the home is a total loss.

25 firefighters reported to the scene around eleven that morning; one firefighter had minor injuries, but no other injuries were reported.

Captain tom Schneider told us they're in the early stages of investigating the cause of the fire and nothing is being ruled out.

“We are continuing the long process of investigation. We have committed people on it looking at all aspects of what could've happened, sometimes there's no set date on when that ends and when we're done with the investigation. It all depends on what we find out,” Captain Schneider explained.

The home was valued at around $230,000 and the fire caused close to $250,000 in damages. 


  YAKIMA, WA.- Firefighters are investigating a house fire on the corner of South 80th Avenue and Easy Street in Yakima They're still investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire, but crews say the home is a total loss. Firefighters arrived on the scene around 10:30 Sunday morning; they believe it started in the basement of the home. The homeowners were not home at the time; they had just recently purchased the home and begun renovations according to their next-door neighbor.

Max James says he left church after his wife called frantic about the fire just feet away from their own home.

“My wife said the house next door was on fire and I was up on 66th and Summitview and I could see the fire on 66th and Summitview, I could see the billowing white clouds,” James told us.

Shift Commander Mitch Cole says fires in a residential area like this one can easily spread especially if it's windy. The fire did cause some damage to the home next door, they'll have to replace the fence along side the home and several windows. 

19 firefighters responded and say no one was injured. They don't have an exact dollar amount of damages caused by the fire, however they did tell us whatever the value of the home and contents were it would be a total loss.

As we learn more in this investigation we will keep you updated.
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