YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Fires have caused damage estimated at more than half a million dollars to a property owner west of Yakima, and investigators say arson is suspected.
According to a news release, the first fire was reported at 7:10 a.m. Sunday. West Valley Fire Captain Christy Boisselle says 38 firefighters spent more than six hours extinguishing flames that spread to 4,000 wooden fruit bins. Damage was estimated at $480,000.
Fires also were reported later Sunday in a Naches Heights camp trailer and an unoccupied house on the same property. Damage to the house was estimated at about $100,000.
Naches Heights Fire Chief Chris O'Dell says both of those fires were set. The trailer, house and bins all belong to Rene Garcia of G&G Orchards. No injuries were reported.