Fire Investigators Search for Answers in Fire that Killed Two People
Yakima, WA - Fire investigators are trying figure what caused an apartment fire in downtown Yakima that left two people and two cats dead.
The fire started at 3:30am at 403 1/2 South 4th Street.
A police officer was able to rescue one person from the building and three others managed to escape on their own.
Fire investigators are calling the fire suspicious. They have not ruled out arson.
Six people lived in the building.
Firefighters pulled out two bodies early this afternoon.
They have not confirmed who those two people are, but friends at the scene tell KNDO they were Chrissy Cheney and Chris Bolt.
Their friends tell us the two were a couple and had been living in one of the apartments for about a month.
They also tell us that Chrissy had three children. Tonight, her children will be staying with their grandmother.
"Who? What? How did it happen? Is it their fault? I'd like to know because they were really good people," says Linda Meier, a family friend.
Firefighters say there were no working smoke detectors in the building.
An autopsy is schedule for July 5th.
The fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damages to the building and destroyed four cars.
If you have any information on this fire, fire investigators ask you to call the Yakima Fire Department.