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Fire Investigators look into Connection of Two Fires in Yakima

Yakima, WA -  Fire investigators are looking into whether a house fire this morning could be connected to yesterday's deadly fire.

The fires are a block away from each other.

Firefighters responded to a vacant house fire at two this morning on the 400 block of South 3rd Street. 

Investigators say right now both fires are considered suspicious.

"This one was at a vacant building, but it's the 3rd of July," says Ron Melcher, Deputy Fire Marshall of the Yakima Fire Department, "There's fireworks going off, even if it's illegal, so there's a possibility this could be fireworks. Until we rule everything out, we don't know for sure that these are related."

Today's fire happened at a vacant house and caused about $40,000 in damages.

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