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House catches fire, causes two floors to collapse

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YAKIMA, WA- A house goes up in flames, completely destroying it on Sunday morning. 

The Yakima Fire Department responded to a home on Hiltop Way around 1:50 a.m. to find it completely up in flames. 

Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Reid said that due to the fire taking over the entire structure, fire crews could only attack the flames from the outside. 31 firefighters from Selah, West Valley, and Yakima responded. While YFD was fighting the fire the first and second floors of the structure collapsed causing damage to the gas meter which caused the release of natural gas and it intensified the fire conditions.

Thankfully everyone inside was able to make it out safely but the home is a total loss, racking up $700,000 in damage. The family is being assisted by the American Red Cross and the cause is under investigation. 

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