Space Heater Malfunction Burns Basement

A space heater malfunction this morning causes thousands of dollars in damage to a Yakima home's basement.

It happened just before 5 on the 500 block of South Naches Avenue.

Firefighters say six people were awoken by the smell of smoke coming from the basement area.

All six people were able to get out of the house, crews arrived and rescued four dogs.

Crews quickly extinguished the fire shortly after -- damage is estimated at about $30,000.

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