Yakima House Fire Started by Possible Electrical Failure

25 firefighters were called in to battle a house fire in Yakima yesterday morning.

Firefigheters responded to a residence on the 1200 block of South 3rd Avenue to find heavy smoke coming from the eaves and attic vents of the two story home.

Crews aggressively attacked the blaze using chainsaws to create openings to access areas involved in the fire.  No one was injured.

The cause appears to be electrical in origin and was caused by overloaded circuits which ignited combustibles in the attic.


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