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Family displaced after fire spreads to attic

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YAKIMA, WA - A devastating day for a family in Yakima after a fire swept through their home early this morning. Now, they're looking for a new place to live because their home has been destroyed.

It happened around 8:00 a.m. this morning in a neighborhood near 18th Street and Mead Avenue. We were on scene while firefighters were doing all they could to put out the flames. What makes the fire even more heartbreaking was that the fire didn't actually start inside the house.

"What appeared to be a brush fire that got into the home," said Jeff Pfaff with the Yakima Fire Department. "When we first got here, there was a lot of fire on the exterior. The crews made sure everyone was out and did a quick attack, knocked the fire down quickly."

A family of five was inside at the time the fire started, but thankfully they were all able to get out safely. The Red Cross is now assisting them.

Meanwhile, the cause of the brush fire is under investigation.


YAKIMA, WA - Firefighters are investigating after a house fire displaced a family Wednesday morning. It started around 8:00 Wednesday morning on the 1600 Block of South 16th Street.

Firefighters tell NBC Right Now the fire started outside the home then spread to the attic. 

Five people were inside when the fire started but they all got out safely and no one was hurt. The Red Cross is now working to help the family.

No word yet on what caused the fire.