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Firefighters in Yakima investigate series of blazes over the last week

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Both suspicious fires are under investigation. Both suspicious fires are under investigation.

YAKIMA, WA - Investigators are looking into a vacant house fire after a series of fires over the last week in Yakima.

Firefighters were dispatched to a vacant home off Jerome Avenue and 16th around 2:45 a.m. Monday. They arrived to find multiple fires at the boarded up house, which has been on fire before. The flames spread to a nearby power pole. No one got hurt and police plan on pulling surveillance video nearby to help with the investigation.

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YAKIMA, WA - The Yakima Fire Department is investigating two fires from early Saturday morning. The first call came in at 1:44 a.m. of a brush/wildland fire off the 1900 Block of Gordon Road near Highway 12. The second, was near the 1100 Block of North 16th Avenue where cardboard boxes were on fire.

The second fire spread into Fruit Packer's Supply, which caught fire Thursday morning as well. Jeff Pfaff, with Yakima Fire, says a 4th alarm was requested for the blaze at Fruit Packer's Supply. "This fire was a defensive fire attack right away, meaning no one was entering the building due to the fuel load and many small explosions from chemicals and propane tanks inside the business. There were no lives at risk inform inside and the fire was spreading rapidly," he said.

YFD reports because of the high winds and blowing embers, small fires started in residential yards, even catching some trees on fire a few blocks away. 

The causes are under investigation.
 

YAKIMA, WA - Investigators are looking into two suspicious fires from Thursday morning.

The first call came in around 1:40 a.m. off Highway 12 and 16th Avenue near the Yakima Greenway. Firefighters arrived to the scene to find a small brush fire. 10 minutes later, they were dispatched to another call of flames. The second fire started at Fruit Packers Supply off J Street and 16th Avenue, just a few blocks away. Firefighters used ground resources and air support through a ladder to get containment on the second fire. It burned through cardboard boxes wrapped in plastic and took out power for about 2,100 Pacific Power customers. 

Police helped by closing down nearby streets as firefighters worked, it took them about an hour and a half to contain the Fruit Packers Supply fire. A third fire was reported off the 200 Block of East Chestnut in a dumpster, however investigators told NBC Right Now they do not believe it is related.

Both suspicious fires are under investigation. 
 

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