Three alarm brush fire forces evacuations - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Three alarm brush fire forces evacuations

Posted: Updated:

UPDATE 6:55 AM - Evacuation orders have been lifted and residents can now return home. The fire is now 90% contained.

-------------------------------

YAKIMA, WA - Firefighters are working to fully contain a three alarm brush fire in Yakima. Firefighters responded around 2:45 Monday morning to 57th Avenue and Coyote Canyon Road.

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office responded to help evacuate ten nearby homes, but say about 50 other homes could possibly be in danger.

Firefighters tell NBC Right Now they are dealing with very limited resources and the gusty winds are making the fire hard to fight. So far about 50 acres have burned.

No word on what caused the fire. 

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • LIGO space observatory makes new discovery

    LIGO space observatory makes new discovery

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:23:59 GMT

    A different sort of galactic collision has been detected at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation's special space observatory.  Officials announced Monday that astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory discovered the crash of two neutron stars on Aug. 17.

    More >>

    A different sort of galactic collision has been detected at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation's special space observatory.  Officials announced Monday that astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory discovered the crash of two neutron stars on Aug. 17.

    More >>
  • Police still looking for suspect in shooting

    Police still looking for suspect in shooting

    Monday, October 16 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-10-16 16:23:40 GMT

    Police are still looking for a suspect involved in a possible gang related shooting.

    More >>

    Police are still looking for a suspect involved in a possible gang related shooting.

    More >>
  • Man's body and his truck are pulled from canal after being stuck for 2 days

    Man's body and his truck are pulled from canal after being stuck for 2 days

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:34:32 GMT
    If you know anything give them a call at (509) 545-3510. This is a developing story and will be updated.If you know anything give them a call at (509) 545-3510. This is a developing story and will be updated.

    WAPATO- Divers have recovered the body of an 87-year-old man whose pickup truck went into a canal north of his Wapato home.      The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says rescuers pulled Thomas Pence and his truck from the water Sunday afternoon. Authorities believe he may have suffered a heart attack or other medical condition when he drove off the road sometime Friday.      Deputies began searching for Pence Friday night after family members reported that...

    More >>

    WAPATO- Divers have recovered the body of an 87-year-old man whose pickup truck went into a canal north of his Wapato home.      The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says rescuers pulled Thomas Pence and his truck from the water Sunday afternoon. Authorities believe he may have suffered a heart attack or other medical condition when he drove off the road sometime Friday.      Deputies began searching for Pence Friday night after family members reported that...

    More >>