Yakima

Cause of death confirmed for women found dead after Yakima area house fire

Update:

The Yakima County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that the 56-year-old woman who died in a fire east of Yakima, died of smoke inhalation.
 
Laura Priddy was found in a back bedroom on the 1600 of Birchfield road after someone driving by reported the fire just before 6:00 a.m. Thursday.

The fire appears to be accidental, but they're still investigating.

Fire officials said they are waiting on a toxicology report before they can determine the cause of the fire.

 

Update:

Fire officials identifying the 56-year-old woman who died in a fire east of Yakima yesterday.

East valley fire said family is mourning Laura Priddy.

A second man got out safely and is now out of the hospital.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine if Laura Priddy died from smoke inhalation or another cause.

The fire appears to be accidental, but they're still investigating a cause.

 

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One person is dead and another hospitalized after a fire at a home east of Yakima.

Fire officials said someone driving down Birchfield road reported the fire just before six this morning.

When firefighters arrived flames had already vented into the attic and heavy smoke spread throughout the house,

But they controlled the fire within ten-minutes.

“We did have two people inside the home, he got out because of the smoke alarms they had working smoke alarms in the structure so he's out there just being evaluated at this moment," said Lieutenant Keith Schrank.

Names of the people impacted have not been released.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire


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