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.