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Investigators Say House Fire in Wapato Could be Arson

Wapato, WA - Investigators in Wapato are now saying a house fire in could be arson.  They believe that nobody was living in the house...and if no one is around to start the fire by accident, it had to be started intentionally.  This isn't the first time that time that this place has had a fire.  Yakima County Fire were responded to the same house at 741 Mckinley Road back in January.  There were people living there back then...but the power company says that was the last time the building had electrical service.  Yesterday's fire started around 5:45 PM.  When fire crews got there, the house was completely engulfed in flames.  They put out the fire within a couple of hours, but the house was completely destroyed, leaving about $17,000 in damage. Nobody was injured in the fire.

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