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Fire destroys apple warehouse in Cowiche

COWICHE, Wash -- A fire destroys an apple warehouse, and threatens several near by homes.

It happened early Saturday evening at the Strand Apples warehouse on Cowiche City Road, about 13 miles outside the City of Yakima.

Firefighters from all over the Yakima County responded to the fire.

The building was very close to several neighboring houses, but according to fire fighters, crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading. Heavy smoke filled the entire area.

Most of the damage was limited to one warehouse -- which housed paper apple trays.

Multiple witnesses told KNDO they saw two kids running away from building just minutes before fire started. However, fire fighters are just beginning their investigation, and won't speculate on a cause.